THE PUPPET CROWN. L. Frank Baum, Harold MacGrath.
THE PUPPET CROWN
THE PUPPET CROWN

THE PUPPET CROWN

Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by MacGrath to L. Frank Baum on the front flyleaf. Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York, not far from MacGrath’s hometown of Syracuse. By the time MacGrath published this, his second novel, Baum was enjoying the success of Father Goose: His Book (1899) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). With this notoriety, he championed his friend’s early work: “Mr. MacGrath is a fine fellow; young, tall, slender, loving all good things – a cup, a pipe and a loyal friend. He has no literary affections, no purple impressions, and does not seriously believe that he is making permanent contributions to the world’s best literature. ‘The Puppet Crown’ will make him famous” (San Francisco Chronicle). 436 p. with illustrations by R. Martine Reay. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with white and gilt stamping. In the uncommon dust jacket, which is a touch browned along the spine and slightly edgeworn, with neat brown paper reinforcement to the verso; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #69844

Price: $800.00

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