(BETTS,ETHEL)illus. BABES IN TOYLAND by Glen MacDonough and Anna Alice Chapin. NY: Fox Duffield 1904 (Sept. 1904). 4to (7 1/2 x 9 1/2") tan pictorial cloth, slightest bit of finger soil, near Fine. First edition. Illustrated by Betts with cover design, color pictorial endpapers, 7 beautiful color plates plus many black and white line illustrations throughout the text. The story relates the adventures of little Alan and Jane and their wicked Uncle Barnaby in Mother Goose Land. The book is based on a 1903 operetta of the same title by Victor Herbert. MacDonough, who had been the librettist, had seen the success of the Wizard of Oz and hoped to capture the same audience with this fantasy, The illustrations are lovely. Clean copies with all 7 colorplates are scarce.