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Wizard of Oz power type!

WizzardOfOz

A cheap pocket edition in glossy orange ink on a fake leather embossed paper. To read any word other than ‘Wizard’ or ‘Oz’ one must constantly tilt the book in his hands to minimize the light reflection. — Hey man, what are you wining about? It’s the Wizard! The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

L. Frank Baum – The Wizard of Oz
Award Book Inc., New York –  date?
Book format: 105 x 180 mm

The colophon says:
BEST SELLER CLASSIC SERIES
Specially selected immortal literature
handsomely designed with luxurious
leatherette finish covers

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Filed under: book design, type & typography

3 Responses

  1. Gail Thames says:

    I have several books from The Best Sellers Classics. Punblished by Awards Books, Inc. They include Arabian Nights, Tom Sawyer, Heidi, Black Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Invisible Man, and The Wizard Of Oz. They are soft leatherette Finish covers. They have Complete and Unabridged in the top right corner of each book along with 50 cents as price. Can anyone please advise if these books are of any value?

  2. Rebecca says:

    I have this copy. It is in decent condition, but not perfect, and my grandmother had gotten it for my mother when she was a child, so my mother’s name Debbie is written on the inside title page. There is an Introduction page, that at the bottom, is ended with, “Chicago, April, 1900”.

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