The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
BAUM, L. Frank; CLARK, Mary Cowles (illus.)
Fashioned as a whimsical fairy tale, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus was published in 1902, just two years after L. Frank Baum's masterpiece, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum personally chose his friend Mary Clark as illustrator. Since she illustrated very little else, her work here is a rarity.
- Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company
- Edition: First Edition, Second printing
- Date Published: 1902
- Place Published: Indianapolis
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
206 p. 24 cm. Colour frontispiece and title page, as well as 9 other colour plates, numerous b&w drawings. Red cloth hardcover. Dampstained boards, dent in front fore-edge, slightly worn spine tail, bumped corners. Ink inscription on a front page, a little bleeding to bottom corners of first pages, occasional thumbing, some dampstains to eges of plates.