MONTGOMERY, L.M. Anne of Green Gables. Boston: L.C. Page, 1908. First edition, tan cloth.
Lot 3333
MONTGOMERY, LUCY MAUD. 1874-1942. Anne of Green Gables. Boston, L.C. Page & Company, 1908.
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MONTGOMERY, LUCY MAUD. 1874-1942.
Anne of Green Gables. Boston, L.C. Page & Company, 1908.
8vo. Original tan cloth with gilt titles, pictorial label mounted to upper cover. Ownership signature to front free endpaper, very light spotting to top edge, hint of rubbing to spine ends and joints.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, with "April 1908" on copyright page. An unusually fine copy, in the less common tan cloth, of an enduring classic of juvenile literature. Montgomery's first novel was an instant success- scarcely two weeks after its being registered with the copyright office, Page announced a second printing, and Montgomery later reported that the novel received sixty six reviews in the first five months. By 1914, it was into its thirty-eighth impression (Rubio p 127-28). Peter Parley to Penrod 124.
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