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Of Dorothy, tin man, and the cowardly lion - one child asked,
“What was the name of this land, Mr. Baum?”
Baum saw a file cabinet in the next room with the letters O-Z, and exclaimed
“The Land of Oz.”
THE FATHER OF THE WIZARD OF OZ
Daniel P. Mannix
OF OUR WESTERN TREASURES
“The characters surprised even me
It was as though they were living people.”
Folks, look at the great names in this index. Because the History of our early days of great literature and illustrating and their names weren’t indexed, and the great old Artists who affected our kinfolks life lay unrecognized on some dealer's shelf, gathering dust. My wife and I select them for us to index. We spend about three hours putting on paper cause it needs to be. We then print it out, bind it in plastic and include the finished product in our offering at no additional price.
Folks, here is “The Father of the Wizard of Oz,” by Daniel P. Mannix with four rare color drawings by W. W. Denslow, the first illustrator for L. Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Most of the illustrations you have seen have been by later illustrators. This is the first and probably the best for “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” They are original and unique in their creation. Later illustrations were added too or improvised. Some others are shown here also, including illustrations from Baums later books by illustrator John R. Neill. The illustrator of Baum’s first book, “Mother Goose in Prose,” was the then unknown artist Maxfield Parrish. This is a must for all Wizard of Oz fans. The author tells of the creation of this fantastic story and how Baum, after a hard day’s work, sat down to tell a story to his four boys and some other children giving no thought to what he was saying. Baum later wrote, To his sister, Baum wrote, “When I was young I longed to write a great novel that should win me fame. Now that I getting old my first book is written to amuse children. For, aside from my evident inability to do anything great, I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp...but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart.” This is the story of Lyman Frank Baum and his works as you have never read or seen. It contains 5 full-page color illustrations with descriptions and other drawings.
IT’S A ONE OF KIND STORY!
Please read this. There were many stories of our great literature published – the common ones are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about the creation of our greatest pieces of literature like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.
Here’s one of ‘em.
FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY WEBSITE AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES.
IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO
Look at the great names in this index. Because the History of our early days of great literature and illustrating and their names weren’t indexed, and the great old Artists who affected our kinfolks life lay unrecognized on some dealer's shelf. Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.
Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive
I hope you appreciate the effort.
Folks, sooner or later - Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealer's dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, it’s worth all the time I spend.
THE FATHER OF THE WIZARD OF OZ
By Daniel P. Mannix
ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA 1856 – 1919
ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: NEW YORK, ILLINOIS, SOUTH DAKOTA, CALIFORNIA
AKERS, Floyd, pen name used by L. Frank Baum
BANCROFT, Laura, pen name used by L. Frank Baum
BAUM, Benjamin, father of Lyman Frank Baum
BAUM, Cynthia Stanton, mother of Lyman Frank Baum
BAUM, Lyman Frank *
BAUM, Maud Gage, wife of Lyman Frank Baum
DENSLOW, W. W., Illustrator of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
FITZGERALD, Captain Hugh, pen name used by L. Frank Baum
GAGE, Matilda Joslyn, mother of Maud Gage Baum
HILL, George, Publisher
MANNIX, Daniel P., Author
NEILL, John R., a later Illustrator of L. Frank Baum’s books
PARRISH, Maxfield, Illustrator of “Mother Goose in Prose”
REILLY & LEE, Publisher
THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly
VAN DYNE, Edith, pen name used by L. Frank Baum
Picture 1: L. Frank Baum with an audience of young Oz buffs, 1905. *
Picture 2: The Ozmopolitan empire: courtesy of the Baum bugle (OZ covers in six languages). *
Picture 3: Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow (drawing by W. W. Denslow). *
Picture 4: Dorothy and the Wizard (by W. W. Denslow). *
Picture 5: Dorothy melts the Wicked Witch of the West with a bucket of water (by W. W. Denslow). *
Picture 6: Dorothy and her friends discover that the Wizard is only a ventriloquist from Omaha who was blown to Oz in a balloon (by W. W. Denslow). *
Picture 7: “The Marvelous Land of OZ” (illustration by John R. Neill). *
Picture 8: General Jinjur, head of all-girl army conquers the Emerald City. *
Picture 9: The Nome King, Ruler of the Underground World.
Picture 10: Tiktok and Dorothy, a pretty, wavy-haired blonde. *
Picture 11: Princess Ozma, at the reins of a chariot drawn by Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger. *
Picture 12: A Wheeler who has just been walloped by Tiktok with a dinner pail. *
Picture 13 and 14: From “The Road to Oz” Dorothy and Toto come upon tin statues of themselves in the gardens of the Tin Woodman’s castle and later a sign “To Oz.” *
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED:
“Aberdeen Saturday Pioneer”
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Braum’s Bazaar, Aberdeen, South Dakota
Chittenango, New York
“Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz”
“Father Goose: His Book”
“John Dough and the Cherub”
“Land of Oz”
Los Angeles, California
“Mother Goose in Prose”
Oz Film Manufacturing Company
“Ozma of Oz”
Peekskill Military Academy
“Queen Zixi of Ix”
“Road to Oz”
Standard Oil Company
“The Emerald City of Oz”
“The Maid of Arran” (play)
“The Patchwork Girl of Oz”
“The Wonderful World of Oz”
Universal Film Company
THE FATHER OF THE WIZARD OF OZ
By Daniel P. Mannix
WIZARD OF OZ MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.
My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WIZARD OF OZ HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete American hardback magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.
As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete American hardback magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.
Please check out you library to see if you have this. I don’t want your money for duplicates. This was a very popular hardback of many years ago that is hard to find but you might already have it. However, our index work was not available.
Buyer pays postage of $3.50 Media Mail to U. S.; $4.75 Priority; $4.50 to Canada; $11.00 via USPS First Class Mail International for International Mail. (We have been very disappointed in the time frame for our international mailing. It seems our post office is now mailing surface mailing and it sometimes take over 30 days to get to destination. If you care for faster delivery, just tell me and I will figure faster delivery.) Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,
A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION
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