Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Pale green cloth blocked in medium green and red. Illustrated paste-downs. Complete with 24 plates (including title).
The text has the following points: on p. , the publisher's advertisement has a box; on p. 14, line 1 has the misprint "low wail on the wind"; p. 81, line 4 from bottom has "peices" uncorrected; p. , line 1 begins: "While Tin Woodman…"; the colophon is in 11 lines within a two-line box; with unbroken type in the last lines of p. 100 and p. 186. The plate opposite page 34 is in the second state without two blue spots on the moon; the stork plate opposite page 92 is the second state without red shading on the horizon; the copyright notice is stamped on the verso of the title. The binding is in state C but the rays surrounding the emerald on the lower cover are not outlined.
Cloth somewhat worn and soiled, with wear at spine tips and hinges, and spine darkened. Neat bookplate and ownership label, some light soil and wear to the text block but generally a good to very good copy as this title goes. Housed in a custom clamshell case, green morocco spine, marbled paper boards and trays using papers marbled by Antonio Vélez Celemín.
Hanff/Greene I.1-2 binding state C, Peter Parley To Penrod p. 111-113. Good. Item #20367