Avilability of L. Frank Baum 1st editions books

On this page you will find L. Frank Baum Oz books that I currently have with short summary of each title.

Summary: Dorothy gets swept into the Land of Oz by a cyclone. She meets a living Scarecrow, a man made entirely of tin, and a Cowardly Lion while trying to get to the Emerald City to see the great Wizard.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L.Frank Baum
Geo M. Hill Co., ca. 1899-1901
Various Condition available starting from $2000.00
Number of copies available: 1 copy of 1st state and 4 copies of 2nd state

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Summary: A little boy, Tip, escapes from his evil guardian, the witch Mombi, with the help of a walking wooden figure with a jack-o'-lantern head named Jack Pumpkinhead (brought to life with the magic Powder of Life Tip stole from Mombi), as well as a living Sawhorse (created from the same powder.) Tip ends up on an adventure with the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman. Tip finally learns that he is really Princess Ozma, the true ruler of Oz, is changed back into a girl, and ascends the throne of Oz.


The Marvelous Land of Oz by L.Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1904-1905
Various Condition available starting from $250.00
Number of copies available: 3 copies of 2nd state

Marvelous Land of Oz

Summary: While traveling to Australia with her Uncle Henry, little Dorothy is swept overboard with a hen named Billina. They land in Ev, a country across the desert from Oz, and, together with new-found mechanical friend, Tik-Tok, they must save Ev's royal family from the evil Nome King. With Princess Ozma's help, they finally return to Oz.


Ozma of Oz by F.Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1907-1917
Various Condition available starting from $250.00
Number of copies available: 6 copies

Ozma of Oz

Summary: On her way back from Australia, Dorothy visits her cousin, Zeb, in California. They are soon swallowed up by an earthquake, along with Zeb's horse Jim and Dorothy's cat Eureka. The group soon meets up with the Wizard and all travel underground back to Oz.


Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L.Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1908-1910
Various Condition available starting from $200.00
Number of copies available: 2 copies of 2nd state

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

Summary: Dorothy meets the Shaggy Man, and while trying to find the road to Butterfield, they get lost on an enchanted road. As they travel they meet the rainbow's daughter, Polychrome, and a little boy, Button-Bright. They have all sorts of strange adventures on the way to Oz.

This is the only copy from Frank Baum series that does not have any color illustration or plates.


Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1909-1917
Various Condition available starting from $300.00
Number of copies available: 3 copies

Road to Oz

Summary: Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em come to live in Oz permanently. While they tour through the Quadling Country, the Nome King is tunneling beneath the desert to invade Oz.

This is the only edition of Frank Baum book that have ustilized emerald ink on color plates


The Emerald City of Oz by F. Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1910
Various Condition available starting from $200.00
Number of copies available: 5 copies

Emerald City of Oz

Summary: A Munchkin boy named Ojo must find a cure to free his Unc Nunkie from a magical spell that has turned him into a statue. With the help of Scraps, a living Patchwork Girl, Ojo journeys through Oz in order to save his uncle.

One of the favorite Frank Baum Oz titles among Oz fans.


The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L.Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1913-1917
Various Condition available starting from $250.00
Number of copies available: 3 copies

Patchwork Girl of Oz

Summary: Betsy Bobbin, a girl from Oklahoma is shipwrecked with her mule, Hank, in the Rose Kingdom. She meets the Shaggy Man there and the two try to rescue the Shaggy Man's brother from the Nome King. This book is partly based upon Baum's stage musical, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, which was in turn based on Ozma of Oz.


The Tik-Tok of Oz by F. Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1914-1915
Various Condition available starting from $325.00
Number of copies available: 2 copies of 1st state

Tik-Tok of Oz

Summary:Cap'n Bill and Trot journey to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrow the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland. Cap'n Bill and Trot had previously appeared in two other novels by Baum, The Sea Fairies and Sky Island.


The Scarecrow of Oz by L.Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1915-1917
Various Condition available starting from $250.00
Number of copies available: 2 copies

Scarecrow of Oz

Summary:Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink and their companions have adventures that lead to the land of the Nomes and, eventually, Oz. This book only ends up in Oz at the end, because Baum originally wrote it as a non-Oz book, entitled King Rinkitink, and only rewrote it later.


Rinkitink in Oz by L. Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1916-1917
Various Condition available starting from $200.00
Number of copies available: 5 copies

Rinkitinkin Oz

Summary: Concerning the disappearance of Princess Ozma, the ruler of Oz. When she is discovered missing, four search parties are sent out, one for each of Oz's four countries. Most of the book covers Dorothy and the Wizard's efforts to find her. Meanwhile, Cayke the Cookie Cook discovers that her magic dishpan (on which she bakes her famous cookies) has been stolen. Along with the Frogman, they leave their mountain in the Winkie Country to find the pan.


The Lost Princess of Oz by F.Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1917-1918
Various Condition available starting from $350.00
Number of copies available: 3 copies

Lost Princess of Oz

Summary: The Tin Woodman, Nick Chopper, is unexpectedly reunited with his Munchkin sweetheart Nimmie Amee from the days when he was flesh and blood. Along the way, Nick discovers a fellow tin man, Captain Fyter, as well as a Frankenstein-like creature, Chopfyt made from their combined parts by the tinsmith, Ku-Klip


The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Britton, ca. 1918-1919
Various Condition available starting from $200.00
Number of copies available: 4 copies

Tin Woodman of Oz

Summary: Ruggedo, former Nome King, tries to conquer Oz again with the help of a Munchkin boy, Kiki Aru. In the meanwhile, it is also Ozma's birthday, and all of Oz's citizens are searching for the most unusual present for the little princess.


The Magic of Oz by F. Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, ca. 1919
Various Condition available starting from $225.00
Number of copies available: 4 copies

Magic of Oz

Summary: Dorothy, Ozma and Glinda try to stop a war in the Gillikin Country. This was Baum's last Oz book, and was published posthumously. Most critics agree this is Baum's darkest Oz book, most likely due to his failing health.

Last Frank Baum book from Oz series


Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, ca. 1920
Various Condition available starting from $225.00
Number of copies available: 3 copies

Glinda of Oz


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