19 June 2007
MONTGOMERY, Lucy Maud (1874-1942). Anne of Green Gables. Boston: L.C. Page & Co., 1908.
8o. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. Original brown ribbed cloth, gilt-lettered on front cover and spine, mounted pictorial label on front cover (some rubbing and light wear along joints and extremities, corners slightly bumped, pictorial label slightly faded); cloth chemise and slipcase.
FIRST EDITION of Montgomery's first book. Following the story of Anne Shirley, who is sent to live on the farm of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, Anne of Green Gables "...is the most popular and enduring of a host of similar girls' stories published in the United States and Canada in the first years of the 20th cent..." (Humphrey Carpenter and Mari Prichard, The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature pp. 371-72); Peter Parley to Penrod p.124.
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