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Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by  Rachel.  Illustrated By Dorothy P. Lathrop Field - First Edition - 1929 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

by Field, Rachel. Illustrated By Dorothy P. Lathrop

Condition: Fair


New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. First edition, first printing, 1929. Memoirs of an antique doll made in Maine, with an account of the first hundred years of her life. Illustrated with several color plates and additional illustrations in black and white. Calico cloth covers with paper label on front cover, 207 pages. Covers edgeworn with fading to the spine, corner chip to front cover label with is age-darkened, good hinges, sound text block, endpapers age-speckled, traces of an erased name in pencil on the half-title, a touch of pink glitter on the reverse side of the half-title, name stamp on verso of frontis illustration, pages clean with no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Hitty: Her First Hundred Years




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