Marcella, A Raggedy Ann Story Book
This is a 1929 first edition, first printing of book #12 in the series of 49 books. It lists to no other books. The book has the black boards with the full color picture on the front and the back. The cover is in excellent condition with only very minor corner wear. It has the Raggedy Ann and Andy end pages. It has 94 pages and all are intact with no markings or tears. It was written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle. It was copyrighted in 1929 by John B. Gruell. It was published by M. A. Donohue Company. Johnny's daughter, Marcella was a sickly child and suffered from the effects of a powerful smallpox vaccine. Johnny told his daughter stories about the Raggedy Ann doll that she had found at her grandmother's house. The doll had no face and he painted the now famous face with the black eyes, red triangle nose and separated mouth on the old doll. Marcella succumbed to the infection and died in 1915. Johnny immersed himself in the work of putting into written form the many stories he used to tell Marcella to keep her entertained. This was the start of the first Raggedy Ann stories in 1918. This is the first of the Raggedy Ann stories that was dedicated to Johnny's daughter, Marcella. This and all of our books have a mylar covering to protect from any future skuffing or wear to the book.
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