1996 THE WIZARD OF OZ Illust Lisbeth Zwerger 1st Edition Inc Green Tint Glasses
This is a 1996 hardcover edition of The Wizard of Oz by Frank L Baum. It is illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger and is the first printing of a first edition published by North South Books. The dust jacket is in very good condition and the book's are in very good condition as well, they are pictoral. The Binding of the book is structurally sound. The interior shows no obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalization, or dog-eared pages. Includes a pair of green tinted glasses in a pocket under the back flap.
Dorothy is one of the reasons the Wizard of Oz has been banned since its release in 1900. People were upset that Dorothy was the main character in the story. In 1928, public libraries banned the book because they felt it was "ungodly." They didn't like it “depicting women in strong leadership roles." If you are a collector of banned books, this is a book you will want in your collection.