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LANGLEY, Noel.

The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger.

New York: William Morrow & Co., 1938 Stock Code: 116265
£650.00
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First US edition, first printing. A scarce title, especially so in the dust jacket. It was largely on the basis of this work that Langley was selected as a screenwriter for The Wizard of Oz (1939).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in black, genie motif to front cover in black. With dust jacket.

Illustrations

Colour illustrations by the author throughout.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Rubbing to spine ends and tips, dampstains to book block edges, light offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy in the jacket with swastika motif blocked out, as often, spine faded, loss to spine ends and foot of front panel, chips and short closed tears to extremities, dampstains to rear panel and flap.

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