Queen Zixi of Ix – L. Frank Baum 1905 1st Ed.


  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • Publisher: Century Co. , 1905
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Illustrated

Century, NY, 1905. Hardcover. 16 Richardson color plates. (illustrator). 1st ed & 2nd state. The rear end page is bound in and the plate at page 171 is in blue-green and black. Binding tight, interior clean. A Very Good copy. Scare in this condition.

From the author of the Wizard of Oz, Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak, is a children’s book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Frederick Richardson. The events of the book alternate between Noland and Ix, two neighboring regions to the Land of Oz, and Baum himself commented this was the best book he had written. In a letter to his eldest son, Frank Joslyn Baum, he said it was “nearer to the “old-fashioned” fairy tale than anything I have yet accomplished,” and in many respects, it adheres more closely to the fairy tale structure than the Oz books.

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