"I'm Misty of Chincoteague, she said": First Edition of Misty of Chincoteague; Inscribed by Marguerite Henry
Misty of Chincoteague.
Henry, Marguerite; Illustrated by Wesley Dennis.$3,250.00
Item Number: 5099
New York: Rand McNally, 1947.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “comes to you with greetings from Misty and Marguerite Henry.” Near fine in the original dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine and wear to the crown. Signed and inscribed copies of Misty of Chincoteague are rare.
Marguerite Henry's Newbery Honor Book has captivated generations with its thrilling descriptions of true incidents from the tiny island of Chincoteague, and its realistic yet wonderfully magical atmosphere. This story of an animal brought into captivity poignantly reveals the powerful opposing forces of humans and nature. Basis for the 1961 film Misty.