(Newbery Award). Speare, Elizabeth George. The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company 1958. 1st Edition, 1st Printing (date on title page). 8 ¼ x 5 ½. 249-  pp. Illustrated blue-gray cloth lettered in blue and orange. Illustrated end pages. Color illustrated priced [$3.00] dust jacket with no award medallion. Inscribed by the Author on the page prior to the half-title page. Cloth clean, binding tight. Touch of rubbing at spine ends. Top text block a bit dusty. One small tear at top of page 94 and two tiny top page nicks. Dust jacket is darkened along the spine, with chipping at spine ends and lightly at flap folds. Bit of rubbing at top edge of jacket. Winner of the 1959 Newbery Medal, the Author's first of two Newberys. In 1989 she was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her contributions to American Children's Literature.