One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imaginations of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale. Now, one hundered years later, this classic is as vibrant and popular as ever. This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all twenty-four of W. W. Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the one-hundred thrity two-color illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring. Emeraid-foil edging and an emerald ribbon marker have been added to this enlarged special hundredth birthday edition.