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Anne of Green Gables by  L. M Montgomery - Hardcover - c1911 - from Aquila Books (SKU: 127407)

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables

by Montgomery, L. M

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, c1911. Hardcover. near fine. [viii] 420 + 27pp catalogue at rear. Octavo. Original publisher's redish brown cloth; blindstamped rules to front board. Titles in gilt to spine and front board. Colour portrait to front board. Very minor shelfwear to boards and head and tail of spine. Issued without illustrations. near fine Reprint of the British first edition, manufactured without the plates and frontis in the original of 1908. Russell 12. It would appear this Pitman also capitalized on the success of the book with early reprints. Based on the publishers catalogue at the back this copy would date to about 1911. Very scarce in this nice of condition. 1911

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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Details

book dealer
Aquila Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
127407
Title
Anne of Green Gables
Author
Montgomery, L. M
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - near fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
c1911
Keywords
Childrens Literature|L.M. Montgomery|Anne of Green Gables

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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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
tail
The heel of the spine.
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
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]
gilt
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