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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by  Rachel Field - Signed First Edition - 1929 - from Books & Bidders, Antiquarian Booksellers (SKU: 005137)

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

by Field, Rachel

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New York: The MacMillan Company, 1929. Original patterned cloth with printed paper label on front board, (8.75 x 7.25 inches). True First Edition / First Printing with "Published October, 1929" appearing on copyright page. xii, 207, [1] pages; Illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop with 3 color plates, including frontis and b&w in-text illustrations. SIGNED by Rachel Field on front endpage. Previous owner's inscription "Mary Louise Waha/from mother/Christmas 1929." The classic, Newbery winning story of a doll and her numerous owners. Spine sunned as expected, internally clean and tight.. Signed. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by Dorothy P. Lathrop. Octavo.


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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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Field, Rachel
Dorothy P. Lathrop
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First Edition
The MacMillan Company
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New York
Date Published
Newbery Award

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