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Montgomery, Lucy Maud
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. BOSTON: L.C. PAGE, 1908
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
129
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. BOSTON: L.C. PAGE, 1908
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Montgomery, Lucy Maud
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. BOSTON: L.C. PAGE, 1908
8vo (190 x 131mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, 8 plates including frontispiece by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements at end, publisher's pale green ribbed cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, pictorial label on upper cover, collector's green buckram gilt folding-case, binding with some rubbing and soiling, some wear to spine ends and corners, pictorial label blistered and with chip at right edge, front free endpaper browned, front inner hinge just starting
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Provenance

C.N. Whall, inscription in pencil, dated July 1908

Literature

Nickle Arts Museum, Editions and Impressions (2005); Parley to Penrod p.124

Catalogue Note

ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER CHILDREN'S BOOKS PUBLISHED IN AMERICA. Only ten copies of the first impression, stating April 1908 on the copyright page, have been sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. Although films were made of the book in 1919 and 1934, it was a made-for-television film of 1985 that brought the book to the attention of a large and devoted coterie of readers in the United States, Canada (where the novel is set) and Japan.

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