Welcome to my blog, featuring various pieces from my collection of Oz books, artwork and memorabilia!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Always Looking...

A couple weeks ago was the 22nd annual Twin Cities Book Fair. I've managed to hit every one, as I'm a firm believer in getting out to look for interesting items in person, when the opportunity arises - over the years I've picked up a number of good pieces. This year just helped to confirm that it pays to keep your eyes open at book fairs and antique stores, as well as on the internet - the prize was a Reilly & Britton dust jacket for The Patchwork Girl of Oz, from 1913!

3 comments:

Ledeaux said...

Hi - just came across your blog via Google Images. I'd just seen the Milwaukee Art Museum's current exhibition "Posters of Paris" (http://mam.org/posters-of-paris/) and was telling a friend how they reminded me of John R. Neill's Oz illustrations.

The Patchwoork Girl of Oz has always been my favorite of the series. The Woozy just made me laugh and laugh with Krizzle-Kroo!

I'm going to add your blog to my site's roll. I like showcasing creative people. Thanks so much!

Bill Campbell said...

I'm glad you've stumbled across my blog - obviously Neill's a great favorite of mine as well!

Jane Albright said...

Thrilled for you to have a new treasure, Bill!