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HITTY: Her First Hundred Years by  Dorothy  Rachel; Lathrop - Signed First Edition - 1929 - from Type Punch Matrix (SKU: 38995)

HITTY: Her First Hundred Years

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HITTY: Her First Hundred Years

by Field, Rachel; Lathrop, Dorothy

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About This Item

New York: Macmillan, 1929. Very good in very good plus jacket.. Inscribed first edition of this Newbery Award winner, in the original dust jacket. This is the now classic tale of Phoebe Preble's doll (based upon an actual doll). First editions of this title are quite scarce, rarely found with such a nice dust jacket and inscribed. 8.25'' x 6.75''. Original patterned cloth with printed paper label on front board. Original unclipped ($2.50; marked out in pencil) dust jacket. Published October 1929. Illustrated by Lathrop with 3 color plates and black-and-white in-text illustrations. xii, 207, [1] pages. Inscribed, "For R.S.L. with special thanks for a Grand June Day - and with Rhode Island in common - Rachel Field 1930." Below this Field has drawn an island with trees, water, etc., adding "Just an island for a present!" Book with sunned spine and faint wear to extremities. Jacket with shallow chipping primarily to spine ends and front corners, cloth spine also sunned.

Synopsis

Hitty Her First Hundred Years is a memoir written in the voice of a doll, Mehitabel, or Hitty for short, constructed in 1822 from the wood of a Mountain Ash tree from Ireland by a peddler stranded during a winter storm at a house in Maine. After giving the doll to the young daughter of the house,  Phoebe, whose father is a captain on a whaling ship, Hitty embarks on many adventures throughout the world, meeting many interesting people along the way. The adventures of Hitty were inspired by a doll purchased by the author, Rachel Fields, which now resides at the Stockbridge Library Association in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, was awarded the Newbery Medal of Excellence in 1930.  Hitty was rewritten by Susan Jeffers and Rosemary Wells in 1999, updated, simplified, and released as Rachel Field’s Hitty , and with an addition of the doll’s experiences during the American Civil War. 

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Details

Bookseller
Type Punch Matrix US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
38995
Title
HITTY: Her First Hundred Years
Author
Field, Rachel; Lathrop, Dorothy
Book condition
Used - Very good in very good plus jacket.
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Macmillan
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1929
Keywords
Newbery,20th century,American,Dolls

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