Chicago: Reilly & Britton, 1911. First Edition. First Printing. First state (binding "A"), with the last two lines on p.35 transposed; as are lines 14 and 15 on p.105. Octavo (23.5cm). Green cloth covered boards with full color/gilt applied cover illustration; titled in red and dark green on spine; full color pictorial endpapers; 12 duotone color plates decorated with gilt (iridescent ink) and numerous black & white illustrations by John R. Neill; 240pp. Former owner's inscription on flyleaf; Mild overall rubbing to exterior, with spine titles somewhat faded, but a straight, tight copy, internally fresh and clean, Very Good or better overall, lacking the dustjacket.
"Written in the hope of interesting his readers in something other than Oz, Baum intended this to be the first in a new series of fantasies but Oz was what his readers wanted, so the series was discontinued after the second title, Sky Island" GLASSMAN and CAREY, The Wonderful World of Oz, Vol.II (Autumn 1985), p.103-106. BIENVENUE & SCHMIDT, p.244.