Signed copy of Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry.
Octavo, 174pp, . Blue cloth, title stamped in yellow on spine and front cover, illustration of three horses on front cover. Stated “Edition of 1953” on copyright page. Illustrated endpapers, numerous full-page color illustrations. Solid text block, free of marks or notations. Small pin hole abrasion to rear cover, no impact to text block. In the publisher’s near fine dust jacket, retail price on front flap, a few points of rubbing at edges, bright illustrations. Signed on the half-title by the author.
The first edition of Misty of Chincoteague appeared in 1947, inspired by the real-life story of the Beebe family and their efforts to raise a wild horse. The book was a runner-up for a Newbery Medal and the basis for the 1961 film, titled Misty.