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Anne of Green Gables by  L. M. [Lucy Maud] MONTGOMERY - Hardcover - Eighth impression - 1909 - from Cleveland Book Company (SKU: 8161)

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by MONTGOMERY, L. M. [Lucy Maud]

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About This Item

Boston: L. C. Page, 1909. Eighth impression. Hardcover. Very good +. Octavo, 429pp., illustrated, plus 8pp. of advertisements at rear. A crisp, clean, tight copy in the publisher's light brown cloth with applied illustration, very good or better. Spine very gently cocked. A few very faint dampstains to the cloth and the top edge. The majority of the front free endpaper has been excised and is not present, leaving a remnant. While disappointing, it's an otherwise much nicer than usual example, with rather bright gilt on the spine, the applied illustration well-preserved, and sharp corners. None of the usual dust-soiling or fraying at the extremities. No internal markings. Altogether quite a nice copy of an early printing of this sensational novel, an enduring classic whose title character has inspired generations of young readers. The book was reprinted endlessly in its early years, and early printings are difficult to find in attractive condition.

Synopsis

Anne of Green Gables is the first novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story tells of the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Like many of her contemporaries, Montgomery did not consider submitting her first novel to a Canadian publisher, convinced that a more lucrative deal could be made with an American firm. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. L.C. Page & Co. finally published Anne of Green Gables in 1908. Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Following the success of her first novel, Montgomery went on to write seven more books about Anne, following the beloved protagonist through adulthood and motherhood. Several novels in the series have been adapted and made into a successful television miniseries. Montgomery museums, plays, and houses on Prince Edward Island draw international visitors.

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Details

Bookseller
Cleveland Book Company US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
8161
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
MONTGOMERY, L. M. [Lucy Maud]
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good +
Quantity available
1
Edition
Eighth impression
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
L. C. Page
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1909
Keywords
Children's books, Young Adult,

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About Cleveland Book Company

As a small, independent bookseller in Cleveland, Ohio, I deal in general used, rare, and antiquarian books, autographs, manuscripts, pamphlets, and personal and family papers in all subjects. My family has been in the antiquarian book business since 1971. Are you moving, downsizing, or doing some spring cleaning? Did you inherit or otherwise come into some old books? Or, maybe you've collected modern novels from the last thirty or fifty years. No matter what kinds of books you have, we'd love to take a look at them! We travel throughout Ohio, western Pennsylvania and New York, southern Michigan, and eastern Indiana, and will travel farther in some cases to look at whole libraries or even just a few particularly interesting books. Give us a call at (216) 352-3940 and we can talk more about the kinds of books you have.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
tight
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Cloth
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
crisp
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