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Anne Of Green Gables [ Uncommon Brown Cloth 1st Impression, 1st Edition] by  L. M. [Lucy Maude] Montgomery - 1st; 1st - 1908 - from poor mans books (SKU: 38482)

Anne Of Green Gables [ Uncommon Brown Cloth 1st Impression, 1st Edition]

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Anne Of Green Gables [ Uncommon Brown Cloth 1st Impression, 1st Edition]

by Montgomery, L. M. [Lucy Maude]

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Boston: L. C. Page. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1908. 1st; 1st. cloth. full page plates; First edition, the rare first printing with "First Impression, April, 1908" on copyright page, and in the less common brown cloth, rather than green. Montgomery's tremendously successful debut novel. [Peter Parley to Penrod p. 124]. Illustrated with 8 plates including frontispiece by M. A. And W. A. J. Claus, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements at end. So-stated first impression on copy-right page. 8vo, original gilt-lettered brown cloth, pictorial label on front cover, corners somewhat bumped, light fraying to joints and spine tips, paper label with abrasions and scratches; hinges cracked but firmly holding, two ownership signatures at front [Mildred Buchanan Coral Michigan and Grace be Paddock], short closed tear to top blank margin of pp. 129-30. First edition, the rare first printing with "First Impression, April, 1908" on copyright page, and in the less common brown cloth, rather than green. One of the rarest of all children's books. Montgomery's tremendously successful debut novel. Canadian author. A respectable unsophisticated copy. Dimensions 7 5/8" x 5 1'2" x 1 1/2". .

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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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
38482
Title
Anne Of Green Gables [ Uncommon Brown Cloth 1st Impression, 1st Edition]
Author
Montgomery, L. M. [Lucy Maude]
Illustrator
M. A. and W. A. J. Claus
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition
1st; 1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
L. C. Page
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1908

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