LATHROP, DOROTHY. FIELD,RACHEL. HITTY:HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. NY: Macmillan 1929 (Oct. 1929). 4to (7 x 8 5/8"), patterned cloth, 207p., Fine in very nice dust wrapper (light sunning and slight bit of wear to tips and edges). FIRST EDITION, WINNER OF THE NEWBERY AWARD. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY RACHEL FIELD WITH A DRAWING: "FOR R.S.L. WITH SPECIAL THANKS FOR A GRAND JUNE DAY - AND WITH RHODE ISLAND IN COMMON - RACHEL FIELD 1930." BELOW THIS SHE HAS DRAWN AN ISLAND WITH TREES, WATER, ETC. ADDING: "JUST AN ISLAND FOR A PRESENT". This is the now classic tale of Phoebe Preble's doll (based upon an actual doll). Illustrated by DOROTHY LATHROP with 3 color plates plus many full page and in-text black & whites. First editions of this title are quite scarce, rarely found with such a nice dust wrapper and inscribed. (Inventory #: 38995)
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