Books Illustrated by John R. Neill

The table below identifies the books that Neill is known to have illustrated, in date order. Most are childrens books, with the Oz series being the largest single group.











From The Little Wizard series, 1913.

 

Pub

Date

Author

Title

Pub City

Publisher

Comments

1904

Anonymous

The Foolish Fox

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1904

Anonymous

Nursery Tales

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1904

Anonymous

The Robber Kitten

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1904

Anonymous

The Three Little Pigs

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1904

Baum, L. Frank

The Marvelous Land of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1904

Cooke, Rose Terry

Little Foxes

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Jenks, Tudor

A Magician for One Day

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Jenks, Tudor

The Magic Wand

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Jenks, Tudor

The Prince and the Dragons

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Jenks, Tudor

The Rescue Syndicate

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Jenks, Tudor

Romeo and Julietta

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Jenks, Tudor

Timothyís Magical Afternoon

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1905

Warwick, Charles F

Mirabeau and the French Revolution

Philadelphia

J. B. Lippincott

Biography

1906

Baum, L. Frank

John Dough and the Cherub

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1906

James, Hartwell (ed.):

The Jeweled Sea

Philadelphia

Henry Altemus

 

1907

Baum, L. Frank

Ozma of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1907

Madison, Janet (ed.):

Sweethearts Always

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult poems. Box and jacket designed by Neill; book illustrated by Fred Manning.

1908

Anonymous

Childrenís Stories That Never Grow Old Series

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Twenty-four small volumes: Peter Rabbit, Dick Whittington, Little Black Sambo, Uncle Tomís Cabin, The Night Before Christmas, Mother Goose Rhymes, Black Beauty, The Little Lame Prince, Rab and His Friends, J. Cole, The Adventures of a Brownie, Swiss Family Robinson, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Robinson Crusoe, Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, The Ugly Duckling, Rip Van Winkle, Hansel and Gretel, and Snow White and Rose Red.

1908

Anonymous

The Childrenís Red Books Series

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

A reissue of Childrenís Stories That Never Grow Old Series. Twelve volumes, each containing two titles (Peter Rabbit and Dick Whittington, Little Black Sambo and Uncle Tomís Cabin, etc.)

1908

Baum, L. Frank

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1908

Stone, Mary (ed.):

Childrenís Stories That Never Grow Old

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

A reissue of nineteen of the stories in the above two series, in one volume.

1909

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Hiawatha

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult poem

1909

Baum, L. Frank

The Road to Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1909

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Evangeline

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult poem

1909

Whittier, John Greenleaf

Snowbound

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult poem

1910

Anonymous

The Turnover Series

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Three "reversible" volumes, each containing two of the Childrenís Stories titles: Peter Rabbit and Little Black Sambo, The Night Before Christmas and Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Bears.

1910

Baum, L. Frank

The Emerald City of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1910

Baum, L. Frank

Juvenile Speaker

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1910

Poe, Edgar Allan

The Raven

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult poem

1910

Wright, Harold Bell

The Uncrowned King

Chicago

Book Supply Company

Adult fantasy

1911

Baum, L. Frank

The Sea Fairies

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1911

Baum, L. Frank

(introd.): The Story of Peter Rabbit

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

An addition to the Christmas Stocking Series of 1905.

1912

Baum, L. Frank

Sky Island

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1912

Baum, L. Frank

Baumís Own Book For Children

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

A reissue of the Juvenile Speaker.

1913

Baum, L. Frank

The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1913

Baum, L. Frank

Little Wizard Series

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Six small volumes: The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, Little Dorothy and Toto, Tiktok and the Nome King, Ozma and the Little Wizard, Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse and The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.

1914

Baum, L. Frank

Little Wizard Stories of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

A reissue of the Little Wizard Series, in one volume.

1914

Baum, L. Frank

Tik-Tok of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1914

Neill, John R.:

The Bride, Her Wedding Book

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult album; no text.

1915

Anonymous

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp and Robin Hood

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1915

Anonymous

A Christmas Carol and Jessicaís First Prayer

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

This is an addition to The Childrenís Red Book Series of 1908.

1915

Baum, L. Frank

The Scarecrow of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1915

Kavanagh, Herminie Templeton

Darby OíGill and the Good People

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Adult fiction

1915

Neill, John R.

The Oz-Toy Book

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

A cut-out book; no text.

1916

Anonymous

Ever New Stories for Children

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

A single volume containing four of the 1908 Childrenís Stories series and the 1915 additions.

1916

Baum, L. Frank

Rinkitink in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1916

Baum, L. Frank

The Snuggle Tales

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

Six volumes: Little Bun Rabbit (1916), Once Upon a Time (1916), The Yellow Hen (1916), The, Magic Cloak (1916), The Gingerbread Man (1917) and Jack Pumpkinhead (1917). The first four volumes are a reissue of material in the Juvenile Speaker.

1916

Wilson, Harry Leon

Somewhere in Red Gap

New York

Grosset & Dunlap

Adult. Illustrations by Neill, F. R. Gruger and Henry Raleigh.

1917

Baum, L. Frank

The Lost Princess of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1918

Baum, L. Frank

The Tin Woodman of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Britton

 

1918

Harris, Credo

Where Souls of Men Are Calling

New York

Britton Publishing

Adult. Frontispiece.

1919

Baum, L. Frank

The Magic of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1919

Bishop, Austin

Bob Thorpe - Skyfighter in the Lafayette Flying Corps

New York

Harcourt Brace & Howe

 

1920

Baum, L. Frank

Glinda of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1920

Baum, L. Frank

Oz-Man Tales

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

A reissue of the six Snuggle Tales.

1920

Grabo, Carl H.

Peter and the Princess

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1920

Various

The Boy Scout Year Book

New York

D. Appleton

"The Mysterious Stranger" (written and illustrated by Neill) and "The Vigil"

1921

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Royal Book of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

Published under the name of L. Frank Baum.

1922

Benoit, Clement F. (ed.)

Childrenís Poems That Never Grow Old

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1922

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Kabumpo in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1922

Various

The Boy Scout Year Book

New York

D. Appleton

"A Message to Lincoln"

1923

Andersen, Hans

Andersenís Fairy Tales

New York

Cupples and Leon

Color plates by Neill, text drawings by R. Emmett Owen

1923

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Cowardly Lion of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1924

Schuyler, Allen (ed.):

King Arthur and His Knights

Chicago and New York

Rand - McNally

Illustrations by Neill and Mead Schaeffer

1924

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Grampa in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1925

Anonymous

The Childrenís Own Books

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

Fourteen volumes. A reissue of The Childrenís Red Books Series.

1925

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Lost King of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1926

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Curious Cruise of Captain Santa

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1926

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Hungry Tiger of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1926

Various

The Boy Scout Year Book

New York

D. Appleton

"The Bug and the Pirate" and "The Pirate Galleon"

1927

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Gnome King of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1928

Guptill, Arthur L.

Drawing With Pen and Ink

New York

Pencil Points Publishing

Technical; contains several examples of Neillís work

1928

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Giant Horse of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1928

Various

The Boy Scout Year Book

New York

D. Appleton

"Kidd in Shoal Waters"

1928

Various

Chuckles and Grins

New York

Grosset & Dunlap

A reprint of The Boy Scout Year Book of 1926.

1929

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1929

Various

The Boy Scout Year Book

New York

D. Appleton

"The Greatest Dinner in History"

1930

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Yellow Knight of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1930

Various

Skyward Ho

New York

Grosset & Dunlap

A reprint of The Boy Scout Year Book of 1928.

1931

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Pirates in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1932

Baum, L. Frank

Little Oz Books With JigSaw Puzzles

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

A reissue of four of the Little Wizard Series books, boxed with die-cut puzzles.

1932

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Purple Prince of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1932

Various

Laugh, Boy, Laugh

New York

Grosset & Dunlap

Probably another reprint of The Boy Scout Year Book; contains "Tomty in the Corner.

1933

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Ojo in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1934

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Speedy in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1935

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Wishing Horse of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1936

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Captain Salt in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1937

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Handy Mandy in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1938

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

The Silver Princess in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1939

Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Ozoplaning With the Wizard of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1940

Neill, John R.

The Wonder City of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1941

Neill, John R.

The Scalawagons of Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1942

Neill, John R.

Lucky Bucky in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

1954

Snow, Jack

Whoís Who in Oz

Chicago

Reilly and Lee

 

 

Source: The Baum Bugle, Autumn 1964, 8:2, p15-18.
The Baum Bugle, Christmas 1965, 9:3, p8-9.


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