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Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by Montgomery, L. M

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Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1910 (1908). First Edition, twenty-fourth printing, with "Twenty-fourth Impression, October, 1910" stated on the copyright page. Hardcover. Octavo. 7-3/4 x 5-1/4 inches. x, 429, [1], 5, [1], 2 pp. Very Good / No dustjacket. Publisher's original pinkish grey (mushroom) cloth. Variant binding, most first edition copies being in light green, tan, or brown. Front board blind ruled. Lettering stamped in gilt to front board and spine. Pictorial onlay to front board. Top edge stained brown. Fore edge untrimmed. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Frontispiece and seven additional plates in black ink and captioned. Intact tissue guard at frontispiece. Two publisher's catalogues at rear. Moderate surface wear to boards with some spotting and soiling. Minor wear at extremities with corners soft and tips lightly rubbed. Gilt lettering dulled. Pictorial pastedown lightly rubbed and scratched, with image sharp and unfaded. Contemporary (1910) gift inscription to front free endpaper with slight offset to front pastedown. Small ownership label to upper corner with number (price?) inked below. Else, internally unmarked. Pages uniformly age-toned with occasional foxing. Binding solid with barely perceptible lean. Hinges secure with cracks before frontispiece and before second publisher's catalog leaf at rear. Author's first book and most famous work. Lechowick, pp 25-29.


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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Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, L. M
M.A. and W.A.J. Claus
Variant binding, publisher's original pinkish grey (mushroom) cloth.
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Used - Very Good
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First Edition, 24th printing
L. C. Page & Company
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