Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1940. John R. Neill. Later Printing of 1916 First Edition. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Quarto (9 1/4" x 7" x 1 1/4"), publisher's gray cloth with black lettering on spine & full-color pictorial pastedown of jovial King Rinkitink with Prince Inga of Pingaree riding post with both astride Bilbil the gruff talking goat; illustrated by John R. Neill with many B&W line-drawings: pictorial preliminaries & half title, full-page frontispiece, chapter headings & tailpieces; several full-page B&W plates (often 1 or 2 for each of the 24 chapters), vignettes; pictorial B&W endpapers of ships in a stormy sea; [i-xii], 17 [sic] - 314,  pages. Weight: 1 lb. 12.4 oz. Very Good / None; mylar added. Item #8397
Rinkitink in Oz: Wherein is Recorded the Perilous Quest of Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink in the Magical Isles that Lie Beyond the Borderland of Oz. is the tenth book in the Land of Oz series written by L. Frank Baum. It was published on June 20, 1916, with full-color and black-and-white illustrations by artist John R. Neill.
L. Frank Baum (1856 – 1919) was a bestselling American author famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts.
VERY GOOD CONDITION. Cloth is firm and remarkably clean with light rubbing. Spine is faded. Pages are uniformly and lightly age-toned and without marks or scribbles. Black-&-white images remain bright without foxing. No dust jacket. Both hinges secure. No publisher's ads.
Printing is after the first edition in 1916 by Reilly & Lee. Hanff, Greene, et al, Bibliographia OZiana, revised & expanded, pp.70-71; where it is noted that "around 1935, the color plates were discontinued." Accordingly, we estimate this copy's date of publication as being after 1935 through the 1940s.