The Annotated Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn was published in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of "The Wizard of Oz". Michael Patrick Hearn offers this beautifully illustrated annotation of L Frank Baum's classic children's book complete with an exact reproduction of the original 1900 edition.
The book is complete with posters from plays and movies of Oz as well as the printings of the original drawings by W. W. Denslow that adorned the first edition in 1900.
Hearn chronicles the history of the story from its inception to MGM's 1939 film masterpiece and the 1974 Broadway smash "The Wiz". Unearthing surprising and unusual new O details, he documents the controversies surrounding the book that resulted in its being banned from many school and public libraries throughout much of the twentieth century.
This oversized book is in excellent condition complete with its copper gilded dust jacket. The title and dedication pages have some creasing that appears to be from the binding process and does not detract from the beauty of this amazing book.