Monday, May 01, 2006

We're off to see the Wizard...

Over the weekend I swung by a yard sale and was happy to find a couple copies of L. Frank Baum's Oz books. Four of them are the Del Rey editions, which aren't too bad looking, but one of them is much, much older. It's Ozma of Oz (L. Frank Baum, 1907):

It's not in the greatest condition, but its copyright is 1907. Yes, 1907. In one more year, it'll be 100 years old. Well, not the book itself as I think it was published in the 60s, but the idea...that'll be 100 years old. Crazy. And I got is for .50 cents. I happen to think that's pretty darn cool.

Now I have to go and fish out my copy of The Wizard of Oz that I've had since I was maybe twelve or thirteen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so cool -- I love that I made your day and got onto your blog with my little yard sale! Hey, I just read "Blood Hungry" and I loved it. Keep writing, buddy; you've got the stuff!!

Check out 14theditch on line for Jeff's blog. Think you'll like it.

Hope you like my book -- some of the poems in that one are a little weird - -for weirder, check out BlazeVox:

I have some prose poems on there.

Great meeting you -- Laura