Various Wizard of Oz book editions

There are many variations of the Wizard of Oz book. Below you will find a description and a photos of common collectible versions including two later reprints from Books of Wonder and Easton Press.


1.1st edition, published by Geo. Hill. 24 color plates. 2 states/printing in B and C binding. Printed in 1899-1900.

BOTH PRINTING ARE AVAILABLE

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2 Second edition first state. Published by Bobbs Merrill. Notice word New in the front cover title. 16 color plates. Rare copy. Only 10,000 printed. Two variations (early edition with blank end papers and later edition with color illustrated end papers) Printed in 1903.

BOTH VARIATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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3. Wizard of Oz book. Second edition second state. Published by Bobbs Merrill. 16 color plates. Printed between 1904 - 1913. Last copyright entry is 1903. Name of the publsiher on the bottom of the spine is Bobbs Merrill. Embossed image of Tin Man on the back cover.

FEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE

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4.Third edition, first state. Published by Donohue. 16 color plates. Printed in 1913. Last copyright entry is 1903. Name of the publsiher on the bottom of the spine is Donohue. Embossed image of Tin Man on the back cover.

FEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE

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5.Third edition, second state. Published by Donohue. double sided color frontis piece and title page. No other color plates. Printed between 1914 and 1920. Last copyright entry is 1903. Name of the publsiher on the bottom of the spine is Donohue. Notice that there is no embossed image of Tin Man on the back cover.

FEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE

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6.Forth edition. Published by Bobbs Merrill. 16 color plates. Printed circa 1920. Last copyright entry is 1903. Very hard to find edition with double page frontpiece with black-and -white photograph of Fred Stone and a letter from Stone "To my Little Friends". 261 pages. Very rare. Only 1 copy is AVAILABLE

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7.Wizard of Oz book. Fifth edition, first state. Published by Bobbs Merrill. 16 color plates. Printed circa 1920. Last copyright entry is 1903. 208 pages. NOT AVAILABLE

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8. Fifth edition, second state. Published by Bobbs Merrill. 8 color plates. Printed circa 1930s. Last copyright entry is 1903. 208 pages. Few copies are AVAILABLE

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9. 1925 Photoplay Version. Bobbs Merrill. 208 pages. 8 movie stills. Wizard of Oz book. Only 1 copy is AVAILABLE

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10. 1934 Waddle Book. Blue Ribbon publisher.2 states/printing. 1st state with 8 color plates and name of the publisher on the bottom of the spine Blue Ribbon. 2nd state have 6 color plates and no nameof the publisher at the bottom of the spine. Copies originally contained 6 waddle characters and runway.

Few copies are AVAILABLE

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11. Wizard of Oz book. 1st edition by Grosset & Dunlap in Dust Jacket. Copyright 1939. Adaptation Illustrated by Oskar Lebeck.

1 copy is AVAILABLE in Dust Jackets

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12.MGM Movie Version. Bobbs Merrill. Last copyright date is 1903, published in 1939. First state. 8 color plates.First state contains endpapers reproducing stills from MGM movie. 2nd state have blank end papers.

Few copies are AVAILABLE including copies in Dust Jackets

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13.MGM Movie Version. Bobbs Merrill. Last copyright date is 1903, published in 1939 or early 1940s. Second state. 8 color plates. Second state contains blank end papers.

Few copies are AVAILABLE

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14.1944 Edition illustrated by Evelyn Copelman. Bobbs Merrill. Last copyright date is 1944, published in 1944. Several state. 8 color plates.

Few copies are AVAILABLE including copies in Dust Jacket

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15.1944 Adaptation Animated by Julian Wehr. Published by Saalfield Co.

Only 1 copy AVAILABLE with Dust Jacket

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16. 1956 Reilly & Lee edition Illustrated by Dale Ulrey. Last copyright date is 1956, published in 1944. Several state.

1 copy AVAILABLE

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17. Rare Blue Denslow Poster Cover Baum.Copyright 1956 by Reilly & Lee, this is the only printing of this 1964 cover version, which later morphed into one of the "white cover" books which are quite common. According to Bibliographia Oziana, this "blue cover" printing was only printed in 1964, and was replaced by the white cover version in 1965, which accounts for its rarity. Only 1 copy AVAILABLE

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18. Reilly & Lee. 1961 printing. Copyright 1961. Pictured by Dick Martin. Adapted for younger children by Jean Kellogg.

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19. Reilly & Lee. 1965 printing. Copyright 1956. Part of white cover edition series. (14 books) Many copies AVAILABLE

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20. Books of Wonder. Post 1980s printing. Copyright 1989. Part of reprint of original edition series (14 books) in dust jackets. 24 color plates. Many copies AVAILABLE

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21. Easton Press publishing. Recent reprints. Leather binding with text block in Gold. 24 color plates. Many copies AVAILABLE

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