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Anne of Green Gables by  L. M Montgomery - First Edition - 1908 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140941745)

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, 1908. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's pinkish grey ribbed cloth ruled in blind with titles stamped in gilt, pictorial onlay to front cover. Near Fine with light lean to spine, light rubbing and soiling to covers; small bookseller ticket to front free endpaper, pages toned and those adjacent to illustrated plates are foxed, rear inner hinge repaired. A lovely copy of the first printing of the author's first book, the story of a young orphan girl sent to Prince Edward Island, inspired in part by Montgomery's own upbringing.

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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On Sep 17 2017, a reader said:
For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.

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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140941745
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
Montgomery, L. M
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
L. C. Page & Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1908
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [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]
fine
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Cloth
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