LOVEY MARY by Alice Hegan Rice, 1st / 1st 1903, Illustrated ~ SCARCE
LOVEY MARY by Alice Hegan Rice, Author of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" ~ First Edition / First Printing 1903, Illustrated ~ Scarce!
Publisher: The Century Company, New York (1903)
In overall excellent condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with little shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for a spot or two of foxing and previous owner's inscription on the first blank page, at the bottom of the page. A wonderfully well preserved first edition, first printing of the scarce "Lovey Mary" by a very well known classic author. Please see below for more information on Alice Hegan Rice!
Biography Alice Hegan Rice
Born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, she wrote over two dozen books, the most famous of which is Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. The book was a best seller in 1902 and is set in Louisville, Kentucky where she then lived. It was made into a successful play in 1903, and there were three Hollywood movie versions of it. The best known is the 1934 film starring Pauline Lord and W.C. Fields. Several of Alice Rice's earlier works were translated into German, French, Danish, and Swedish, and three (Mrs. Wiggs, Mr. Opp, and the Romance of Billy-Goat Hill) were dramatized. Both before and after she became a novelist she was favorably known also for short stories contributed to the magazines.