BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chicago: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., slight wear to spine ends and some rubbing to hinge paper else FINE - clean and tight, housed in a custom quarter morocco and marbled paper case. 1st edition. ALL POINTS OF FIRST STATE except for one. There is a box around ads on page 2 (1st state), 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail on" (1st state), p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "peices" incorrectly (1st state) p. 1st line reads "While Tin Woodman" (1st state), colophon in 11 lines with box (1st state), verso title page copyright is rubber stamped (state 1), perfect type on pages 100, 186 (1st state), color plates corrected on page 34 & 92 (second state). Binding state "c" with publishers imprint in red serifed type with the "o" of "Co." inside the "C". Hanff/Greene I.1-2 binding state C, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. Illustrated with 24 wonderful color plates and other text illustrations by W.W. Denslow. This is the ROLAND BAUGHMAN COPY with his signature on corner of last leaf. Baughman was a noted Baum collector and scholar, Head of Special Collections at Columbia University from 1946 until his death in 1967. His Baum collection was exhibited in 1956 at Columbia and he co-edited the accompanying exhibition catalogue with Joan Baum. This is a wonderful copy of an iconic children's book.