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    Big Little Book #1126 The Laughing Dragon of Oz (Whitman, 1934) Condition: FN. The infamous Laughing Dragon of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum's son, was originally titled "Rosine and the Laughing Dragon" until the story was cut in half by the Whitman Publishing Company to fit into its Big Little Book format. Following its publication in 1934, Whitman was sued for copyright infringement because the younger Baum did not have a legal right to publish the book. Whitman settled out of court, agreeing to print no further copies after the original pressing had sold out. Considered the "Holy Grail" of Oz collecting by some, this book has never yet been reprinted. An overall Fine copy of this rare book. It has some very minimal edge wear, and would easily grade Fine to Very Fine if not for a water stain along the lower half of the open edge, the stain stays close to the outer surface and does not penetrate into the pages, or affect the covers. Overstreet 2005 FN value = $270. From the Larry Jacobs Collection.

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