The wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and into a world of enchanting folklore. As a gentle young man, Santa makes his first toy and discovers his destiny for years to come--as a purveyor of happiness for children around the world. ...Read MoreThe wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and into a world of enchanting folklore. As a gentle young man, Santa makes his first toy and discovers his destiny for years to come--as a purveyor of happiness for children around the world. Illustrated throughout.Read Less
Good. Full red cloth with blindstamped illustration in green/tan/white. Second edition with the marginal illustrations and the chapter headings of Youth, Manhood, Old Age. Color plates. This is the first edition with the Bobbs-Merrill imprint (with full page text illus. on p. 207) [See the Baum Bugle, Winter 1999 for points. ] This condition nears very good, but there is a partial water ring near the crescent moon on the front cover and the rear hinge appears to have been re-glued at some point.
Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good+ Quarto Original red cloth with design of Santa Claus climbing onto a chimney. Single 1902 date at bottom of title page; no other date or text on traditional copyright page. Three original section headings on two contents pages. All color plates present. Covers clean, bright and whole, with no wear to edges or spine. Front and rear hinges starting, with 4-inch split on front hinge, mendable by binder. Otherwise a tight text block, whole and clean. Extremely scarce in this nice condition.
Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. VG+, no dj. Text and end papers near fine. First Edition second state. Red cloth with green/red/white cover illustration. Color illustrations are clean and bright. An exceptional copy with lightly rubbed cover illustrations. Bottom of spine is slightly frayed, light wear to top of spine. Tiny nick to cloth on top edge. Slight fading of spine cloth. Digital photo on request. Clean covers. 206 pages; frontis, color / colour plates, illustrated; 24 cm.
Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good. Octavo. Original pictorial red cloth (with Santa in a green coat coming climbing into a roof-top chimney], lettered in white and black to upper cover, and black "Santa Claus" outlined in white to spine, illustrated endpapers in grey, black, white and red depicting a traditional Santa and sleigh. Pp. 206 plus 19 colour plates and coloured title-page. The cloth is wonderfully bright and clean. Two paper repairs, a small ink scribble to the white space of p.119, and pencil initals to the front free enpaper, else interior is exceptionally clean and bright.
Illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good-with no dust jacket. Color Illustrations; Original red pictorial cloth with Santa climbing in chimney, color pictorial endpapers. Some spotting to upper edge of front cover and tidemark, occasioning fading to back cover, and penetrating to top of last few leaves from the back. Overall attractive copy, straight and firm. Bienvenue pp200. First edition, 1st printing-conforms to all issue points. 20 inserts all present, 6 in full color including frontis; with remaining 14 in 2 colors.; 0.
Large octavo, pp. ix + 205. Recent full red morocco, lettering and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated title and contents pages and colour illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark. Very light occasional foxing but overall a very good copy in a handsome binding. Published the same year as the first edition.
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