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This out-of-print MASTERPIECE combines Frank Baum's master storytelling and Dick Martin's superb original art!!
Collector's 1960 first edition vintage hardcover book - The Visitors from OZ. Recorded by the Royal Historian of Oz, L. Frank Baum, "Wizard of Oz" author.
Adapted for today's children. Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co. Chicago, Copyright, 1960. No isbn. Not ex-library.
True and faithful account of the adventures of the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Professor Wogglebug and Jack Pumpkinhead in the little known and unexplained United States of America.
Profusely illustrated, SPECTACULAR color and black & white drawings; each a brilliant work of art. Double page color plates and black & white. Photos do not fully capture vibrant color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see. WOW!
OZ historian and collector Dick Martin rediscovered the original early 1900's comic strip from newspaper archives in the late 1950s. Based on the Queer visitors from The Marvelous Land of OZ, this story has previously unpublished travels.
These fascinating stories feature many of your Wizard of Oz favorites: Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Sawhorse, Jack Pumpkinhead, Toto, Aunt Em, the Gump & more.
How The Visitors Arrived From OZ begins,
How The Tin Woodman Granted Timothy's Wish,
How The Tin Woodman Developed A Magnetic Personality,
How The Oz Visitors Discovered DOROTHY At Last,
How The Wogglebug Worked His Wonders,
How The Gump Raced Santa's Reindeer.
BOOK opens: How It all Began - Royal Edict of Ozma of Oz.
And ends: Royal Postscript by OZMA.
Oversize quarto hardcover, green buckram cloth boards, vibrant color pictorial, 95pp, approx 11" x 9". Binding tight. Excellent/very good vintage condition.
Pages excellent/illustrations bright/clean/light general wear-occasional small spot. Fbep some general wear. Cover very good/good/bright-shelfwear includes scuffing-marks-spots-soiling/corners bumped/large marker names-not on illustration.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find gem; will make a FABULOUS GIFT!!
1960 1st Ed The Visitors from OZ, Frank Baum, Wizard of Oz - Dick Martin Illustrations, Fantasy, Out-Of-Print
New England, MA
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