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Anne of Green Gables

by MONTGOMERY, L.M. [Lucy Maud]

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Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus.. M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Octavo. First impression, April, 1908 to copyright page, pp. [ix], 429, 4+4 [publ. adverts], 8 sepia toned illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Tan/bisque coloured, fine ribbed cloth with an uncredited frontcover onlay of a red-haired woman in profile, gilt cover and spine lettering, fore-edge untrimmed. Also, laid in is leaf (blank) from another Montgomery book with an inscription by the author "Yours cordially L. M. Montgomery". Tiny owner's signature to head of front free endpaper, else interior clean, tight, and bright. Spine gilt gently faded, minor invisible repairs to head and heel of spine, else superb, collectible copy, housed in a tan cloth, custom-made slipcase in fine condition.; Lechowick p.25-29.

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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Bookseller
Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
32567
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
MONTGOMERY, L.M. [Lucy Maud]
Illustrator
M.A. and W.A.J. Claus
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good Plus.
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
L.C. Page & Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1908

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