Saturday, March 12, 2011

First Edition Book Collection with Bookends

Who could've imagined L. Frank Baum's "wonder tale" about a lost little girl and her dog trying to find their way home would change American Children's literature and spawn a film that became a cultural phenomenon? Almost 111 years later, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz remains a beloved classic the world over.

Charles Winthrope & Sons has published Baum's entire Oz series as they originally appeared in the 1900s. Available exclusively from The Bradford Exchange Press, each book if faithfully reproduced right down to the full color plates and typographical errors. The collection is encased in new dust covers illustrating the beautiful Oz landscape. Bookends of Oz's central characters create a stunning display when combined with the lovely volumes.

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