American author best known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels (1856-1919). The Emerald City of Oz. Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., (1910). 1st edition, 1st printing (Beinvenue, p. 47). Signed and inscribed copy [“Yours Very Ozily“], signed in full by L. Frank Baum. 295,  pp. Half-tone image of "Ozcot" [magazine extract?] tipped in over Baum's inscription. 16 inserted color plates, with b/w illustrations throughout by John R. Neill [1877 - 1943]. Royal 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6-7/8". Light blue cloth with color printed onla.
$ 21,933 / 22.500 €
Autographs of L. Frank Baum are very rare especially uninscribed and with a dedication relating to „Oz“.
Lyman Frank Baum wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels (not including four lost, unpublished novels), 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book became a landmark of 20th-century cinema.