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Cyclone on the Prairies. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Arts & Crafts Publishing in Chicago, 1900. [with] A Bookbinder's Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Hanff, Peter E.

Published by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2011
From Argonaut Book Shop, ABAA (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

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Accompanying title by Michael O. Riley. 2 volumes. First edition. One of 300 copies designed and printed letterpress by Peter Rutledge Koch. Quarto. 141 + 47pp. Over 77 color illustrations. Original leaf tipped-in. Errata slip. Half silk cloth, pictorial boards; Riley's work in stiff wrappers. Housed in publisher's dark brown silk cloth slipcase. A very fine set. Includes an original leaf from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. Hanff's important work provides an analysis of "America's most famous fantasy" and explores some of the particular facts and circumstances that helped establish Baum's work as an American classic. This work is considered a pioneering study of printing and publishing on the prairies, and an excellent study of the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement in Chicago on American book design. The companion volume is a scholarly study of the production of the first edition of this children's classic. Bookseller Inventory # 7432

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Title: Cyclone on the Prairies. The Wonderful ...

Publisher: The Book Club of California, San Francisco

Publication Date: 2011

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The Argonaut Book Shop was founded in 1941 in the middle of the financial district of San Francisco. The Argonaut was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and has been a member in good standing ever since. The Shop is now located just three blocks from Union Square in downtown San Francisco and is open six days a week. Parking facilities include ample street space and a parking garage close by. The bookstore occupies one large room open to the public. One will find antique bookcases filled with fine and rare books, mostly dealing with the history of California and the American West. One will also find fine press books and other rare subject matter. The shop also carried good books in varied subject areas including art, maritime, American civil war, books on antiques, literature, regional Americana, etc..

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