The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Illustrated by Dale Ulrey. Illustrations in black and one other color each, illustration being a different color. Reilly & Lee. Copyright 1956. No later printings listed. Dust jacket illustrated by D. Martin. Hardcover with dust jacket. An appreciation of the Wizard of Oz at the end of the book by Edward Wagenknecht. DUST JACKET: Dust jacket on this book is very scarce. Wear, small tears and chips on the top and bottom of the spine. 1/2" tear on the bottom edge of the front panel. Is price-clipped with pencil bookseller markings on the front flap next to where there may have been a price. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. New bookseller sticker inside the front cover. A thread sticking out from the binding inside the front cover. Previous owner information in pencil on the first blank page. Slight separation in front of the title page. Used bookseller notations in pencil on the title page. A couple of black ink spots on page 49. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. GA04a
"Dale Conner Ulrey (4 January 1904 – 14 October 1989) was an early member of the "second generation" of Oz artists, those like Evelyn Copelman who re-interpreted the Oz books after the original editions. Ulrey was a professional graphic artist those first experience was in comics.
Edward (Charles) Wagenknecht (March 28, 1900 – May 24, 2004) was an American literary critic and teacher who specialized in 19th century American literature. He wrote and edited many books on literature and movies, and taught for many years at various universities, including the University of Chicago and Boston University." - Wikipedia
"Here, in this exiting new edition, published to celebrate its author's hundredth birthday, is the greatest woner tale ever written in this country. It came in with the twentieth century, and it may safely be trusted to see the century out." - the blurb on the front flap of the dust jacket.