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Anne of Green Gables

by Montgomery, L.M

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  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

Page, 1908 First Edition, First Printing dated "April 1908" on the copyright page. Later printings were published after April 1908 such as August 1908. A beautiful copy bound in the original cloth from the publisher that has some wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor rubbing to the panel. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collectors condition. We buy Montgomery First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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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For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.

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book dealer
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
ABE-9133903745
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
Montgomery, L.M
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Page
Date Published
1908

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A NOTE ABOUT CONDITION:
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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
crisp
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp... [more]
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]
First Edition
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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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