Queen Zixi of Ix is L. Frank Baum's most traditional fairy tale. This story was first published as a serial in St Nicholas Magazine in 1905. The magazine used color printing for the first time for this story, which helps show how important the publishers felt this tale was.
I have the magazine version of the story, bound in the decorative volumes that were produced twice a year compiling the magazine contents. This is nice to have, since there is an illustration used in the magazine that was not put into the book - I'm not sure why, maybe due to lack of space when the type was reset. The Dover paperback edition of the book restored the missing drawing to the story.
I have seen one original drawing from this book, so I imagine there may be a few others as well. Frederick Richardson was a well known illustrator with many titles to his credit.
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