HANDY MANDY IN OZ. Illustrated by John R. Neill
Edition: First printing
Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1937. Tall octavo, blue cloth with colour pictorial cover label, illustrated endpapers, b&w illustrations in text. Spine vignette of Mandy's face, 16 pp gatherings. Spine very lightly sunned, with a patch of light fading at head; tidy ink owner name in the provided printed space, with a small corner crease on that leaf; yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. The price-clipped jacket has chips and short tears at spine ends (affecting the top of two letters at head); slight rubbing to spine folds; rear panel has a creased tear at upper inner corner, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front panel has edge nicks, small chips to outer corners, slight rubbing to flap fold; front flap has a horizontal crease; VG otherwise, still respectable in appearance. This is a later issue of the dust jacket ca. 1941 (34 Oz titles on rear flap). Bienvenue & Schmidt p. 119, note.