Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Little Wizard

I've always thought this edition of The Wizard of Oz was exceptionally adorable. It is the second British edition of Wizard and it was published by Hutchinson & Co. of London in 1926.

While this British edition (shown at right) is almost exactly like the 1920s American edition from Bobbs Merrill (though it has no color plates) what you can't tell from the picture is that this edition is about a third smaller than its American counterpart. It's a very unusual size for an Oz book!

Pictured below are the two editions side by side. I think it's very cute!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i have a copy of the american verison that you are showing (the one with the green spine)