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HITTY Her First Hundred Years by  Rachel Field - Signed First Edition - 1930 - from Pam's Fine Books and Biblio.com

HITTY Her First Hundred Years

by Field, Rachel

Condition: Good /No Jacket


New York: MacMillan. Cover is worn. Spine is faded. Small tear in cloth at top of spine. Paper title on front cover has a corner torn away. Some of the black and white pictures have been neatly colored in. Prior owner name and note on endpaper. Some foxing on endpapers and light speckling on top edge. SIGNED by author, "Best wishes from Rachel Field 1930". Illustrated by Dorothy P. Lathrop. Illustrated with color plates and in black & white. All illustrations present. . Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1930.

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


  • Bookseller: Pam's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 049022
  • Title: HITTY Her First Hundred Years
  • Author: Field, Rachel
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MacMillan
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1930
  • Pages: 207
  • Keywords: Signed Dorothy P. Lathrop Juvenile Literature
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.


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