Illustrated Adventures in Oz Vol I: The Wizard of Oz, the Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz Hardcover – Dec 8 2011
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About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, Ne
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned tw York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "o writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels. is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.
W. W. Denslow (1856-1915) was a prolific illustrator, cartoonist, and caricaturist, best remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first of the Oz books. An editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, Denslow also illustrated his own books including Denslow's Mother Goose (1901), Denslow's Night Before Christmas (1902) and the 18-volume Denslow's Picture Books series (1903-4). The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Bluck's Island in Bermuda, and crown himself King Denslow I. However, he drank his money away, and he died in obscurity, of pneumonia.
John R. Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, Neill received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz. From then until his death in 1943, Neill would illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous illustrations are synonymous with Oz.
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The first book in this volume has clear scans for the text only pages and proper white balance/contrast. The text has a very slight "fuzz" to it that makes it look like a scan rather than an original printing of fresh text, but it is still readable. There are occasional issues with pages with pictures (the image is fuzzy). The second book in the volume is where it looks like there was a toner issue with printing. The text is gray and the images are speckled. Some pages are barely readable the text is so faint. The third book of the volume has white balance/contrast issues and the background of some pages are grey. This is especially troublesome when the text is also grey from the low toner issue.
All in all, I'm very disappointed in this volume and I will not be purchasing the other volumes of the series from this publisher.