Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1904. John R. O'Neill. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. IN THE RARE BINDING STATE A. This is the first printing bound in mint green decorated cloth: Binding A as per Paul Bienvenue's comprehensive bibliography (p. 21). Former owner's name and date of 1904 surreptitiously written in upper left corner of inside front cover; text otherwise unmarked. Professionally rebacked preserving all the original components with oriuginal cloth skillfully liad down. Repaired tear to blank lower margin of final three leaves. Some mild rubbing and light soil but generally clean. Complete with all 16 color plates and additional b/w illustrations by John R. O'Neill. Very good condition. Item #1225647
THE RAREST OF THE TWO VERSIONS OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. This is the true first edition as described by Bienvenue. The first is normally found in red cloth; copies in green cloth are much rarer. A desirable example of the second book in the Oz canon.