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1907 'New Chronicles of Rebecca' RARE 1st Ed, Illustrated - Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1st Print
COLLECTOR'S 1907 antiquarian first edition, first printing hardcover book – New Chronicles of Rebecca by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Superb art by F.C. Yohn.
This charming story is the "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" sequel featuring our delightful heroine 'Rebecca Rowena Randall'.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, Copyright, 1906, "Published April 1907" on copyright page. True first edition, first printing. NOT ex-lib.
BEAUTIFUL full page glossy black & white plates. Four pictures includes frontispiece, oval Rebecca portrait. Also title page drawing. Photos do not fully capture hue & exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Plot: Further adventures of plucky, precocious Rebecca Randolph, who comes to live with her two maiden aunts in village of Riverboro, Maine. Her joy for life ends up inspiring them, faces many trials, comes through with wisdom and understanding.
Kate Douglas Wiggin: American educator, writer and composer, started first kindergarten on West Coast in 1878; Free Silver Street Kindergarten. She promoted theories of Frederick Froebel, a proponent of early childhood education.
Hardcover, green decorated cloth boards, paper pictorial country house, rolling fields, white titles, decorated spine & green titles. 278pp, 7" x 5".
Binding tight. Excellent condition for age.Pages excellent overall/bright/clean/light wear including occasional smudge-spot/2pp light creasing/light yellowing.
Cover very good+/bright/some shelfwear including some fading-scuffing-smudging/light corner bumping-light fraying/spine sunned-some soiling.
Do not pass up this SCARCE gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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