First Edition of Johnny Gruelle's Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land

  • Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land.

Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land.

Item Number: 62038

Chicago: M.A. Donohue and Company, Chicago, 1931.

First edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, pictorial endpapers. In very good condition.

Raggedy Ann is a character created by American writer Johnny Gruelle that appeared in a series of books he wrote and illustrated for young children. Raggedy Ann is a rag doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose. Johnny Gruelle received US Patent D47789 for his Raggedy Ann doll on September 7, 1915. The character was created in 1915 as a doll, and was introduced to the public in the 1918 book Raggedy Ann Stories. When a doll was marketed with the book, the concept had great success. A sequel, Raggedy Andy Stories, introduced the character of her brother, Raggedy Andy.