Field, Rachel, HITTY, HER FIRST HUNDRED YEARS.  New York, The Macmillan Company, 1930.  [xii], 1-207 pages,  8.5” x 7”.  14 full page illustrations, 3 in color and the rest in black and white and numerous in text illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop.   Decorative paper covered boards.   A very good copy with a little soiling on the front cover, slight foxing on the end papers and a previous owner’s bookplate.   First edition, 3rd printing.   Signed in pencil by the author “Best wishes from Rachel Field 1930’.

The story the adventures of a doll from her creation to her life in an antique store a hundred years later.   The book won the 1930 Newberry Award for Children’s literature.      The author went on to be a successful in both the children literature field and in writing adult novels – at least 3 of which were made into Hollywood movies in the 1940s.    She also wrote lyrics used in the Disney film Fantasia.

This book was a Border-line selection for Jacob Blanck’s American children literature high spot list – Peter Parley to Penrod.