BAUM,L.FRANK. THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Chic: George M. Hill 1900. Large 8vo, pale green cloth stamped in red and green, 261p., Fine and bright - clean and tight, housed in custom cloth box. 1st ed., second state with no box around ads on page 2, 1st line on page 14 reads "low wail of", p.81 fourth line from bottom spells "pieces" correctly, p. 1st line reads "While the Woodman", colophon in 13 lines with no box, verso title page has copyright, imperfect type on pages 100, 186, color plates perfect on p. 34 and 92. Binding state "c" with publishers imprint in red serifed type with the "o" of "Co." inside the "C". Hanff/Greene I.2 binding state C, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. Wonderful color illustrations by W.W. Denslow for one of the most famous children's books of all times. This is a remarkable, beautiful, clean copy of the first edition.