First edition, second issue of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Octavo, 259pp, . Light green cloth, illustrations stamped in red and green on covers. This copy is binding variant C, with the “C” of “Co.” encircling the “o” on the spine. This copy is the second issue, with the publisher’s advertisements lacking a box on page ; “low wail of” corrected on page 14, line 1; “peices” corrected to “pieces” on page 81; “While the Woodman” on page ; lacking an enclosed box on colophon and reset with 13 lines. Issued without front and rear free endpapers. Lacking the scarce dust jacket.
Complete with 24 color plates, including the title page, which are a blend of first and second issue illustrations. Ownership notation in pencil, dated 1905. Soiling to boards, rubbing to spine. Cloth fraying at a few points. Free of any marks or notations within the text block. Solid binding and hinges. (Hanff & Greene II, 25-27) A presentable copy.