I seem to have timed it so I'm always approaching midnight when things come due and such it is tonight. Nonetheless, I soldier on and bring you page 1 (the inner side of the cover) of The Scarecrow and The Tin-Man, a 1904 publication by W,W, Denslow, who was the original illustrator for L.Frank Baum and his Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1899).
The Wikipedia article which I quote from is an impressive collection of information about the illustrator for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1899). It states the following:
"After Denslow quarreled with Baum over royalty shares from the 1902 stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, for which Baum wrote the script and Denslow designed the sets and costumes, Baum determined not to work with him again. (As co-copyright-holder, Denslow demanded an equal share in royalties with Baum and composer Paul Tietjens.) Denslow illustrated an edition of traditional nursery rhymes titled Denslow's Mother Goose (1901), along with Denslow's Night Before Christmas (1902) and the 18-volume Denslow's Picture Books series"
This book represents what I consider to be his finest work which involves the Denslow's Picture Book series.
I have no clue who Little Freddie Stone is???
The one thing about this book which really impressed me was the very feel of the pages, being linen and glued together. Its almost like a thin oil painting. At least that's the impression I get... and I do have museum training in artifact handling.
Tomorrow, the story begins.
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma