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New Chronicles of Rebecca

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New Chronicles of Rebecca

By Kate Douglas Wiggin

Copyright Edition

1907 - Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz

6.5" by 5", 279pp.


A half leather hardback with mottled paper boards and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine.

Copyright Edition.

The New Chronicles of Rebecca is a children's book by by Kate Douglas Wiggin and sequel to the American classic Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

This is an association copy; Robert lindsay's armorial nameplate is on the front pastedown.

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856 - 1923) was an American children's author and educator.

She was was born in Philadelphia, and was of Welsh descent. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister in the 1880s she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. For a time, she lived at Quillcote, her summer home in Hollis, Maine. The Tory Hill Meeting House in the adjacent town of Buxton inspired her book (and later play), The Old Peabody Pew (1907). Wiggins founded the Dorcas Society of Hollis&Buxton, Maine in 1897. Quillcote is now a private residence.

She was also a writer of children's books, the best known being The Birds' Christmas Carol (1887) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903).

Christian Bernhard, Freiherr von Tauchnitz (1816-1895) was the founder of the firm of Bernhard Tauchnitz in 1837.

He started the Collection of British and American Authors, a reprint series familiar to anglophone travellers on the continent of Europe. These inexpensive, paperbound editions, a direct precursor to mass-market paperbacks, was begun in 1841, and eventually ran to over 5000 volumes. In 1868 he began the Collection of German Authors, followed in 1886 by the Students' Tauchnitz editions.

Sir Ronald Charles Lindsay served as British Ambassador to the United States of America from 1929 to 1939. He was the son of Sir James Lindsay (26th Earl of Crawford) and Emily Lindsay.

In 1909 he married Martha Cameron. Martha was the daughter of James Donald Cameron and Elizabeth Sherman Cameron. Martha died in 1918. In 1924 he married Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt, daughter of Colgate Hoyt.


The binding is tight and firm with the boards and the text block securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. There is damage to the back board by water, which has caused it to warp and fade. The paper on the back board is torn in places and coming away. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark and some minor foxing. There are water stains on the back endpapers. Overall the condition is good.

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