Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., 1930. John R. Neill. Early Reprint of  First Edition. Quarto (9 1/4" x 7" x 1 1/4"), publisher's dark brick-red cloth with black lettering on spine & full-color pictorial pastedown of Grampa in Oz uniform overlooking the young Prince & Princess; illustrated by John R. Neill with many B&W line-drawings: pictorial preliminaries & half title, full-page frontispiece, chapter headings & tailpieces; several full-page color + B&W plates (often 1 or 2 for each of the 22 chapters), vignettes; pictorial B&W endpapers of Grampa in uniform with sword pointing at a row of Oz characters; [i-xiv], 15 - 271 pages +  Ads. Weight: 1 lb. 9.8 oz. Item #8407
Grampa In Oz is the 18th book in the Land of Oz series, and the 4th book of the Oz series continuations by Ruth
Plumly Thompson. It was published in 1925 with 22 chapters, and full-color and black-and-white illustrations by Oz series' artist John R. Neill.
Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891 – 1976) was an American writer of children's stories, best known for writing many novels placed in Oz.
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, browned, with moderate rubbing and slight fraying at spine ends. Pages are slightly thinner than the 1924 edition. Pages are uniformly and lightly age-toned but quite clean. Previous child's has left its impression in the publisher's printed bookplate. Color plates and black-&-white images remain bright without foxing. Color plates are glossy only on colored side. No dust jacket. Front hinge is slightly loose but holding well. Several publisher's ads.
Printing is not long after the first edition in 1924 by Reilly & Lee. Hanff, Greene, et al, Bibliographia OZiana, revised & expanded, pp.90-91; where it is noted that "by 1935, the color plates were discontinued." We estimate this copy's date of publication as being after 1924 and prior to 1935.