Boston: L. C. Page, 1910.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud). KILMENY OF THE ORCHARD. Boston: L.C. Page, 1910. 8vo., 256pp. + 6 pages of ads at the rear. Publisher's gilt lettered tan cloth covered boards with illustrated oval cover paste on illustration of Kilmeny & with four illustrations in colour from paintings by George Gibbs. First Edition, First Impression, First State of the third book by Montgomery, [In the Second State the line "Eric, Eric, look behind you" on p. 239 is added on a cancel leaf. This is not present in the First State]. A reworking of a serial called "Una of the Garden," the novel is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets a mute girl that has perfect hearing named Kilmeny, who miraculously gains the power of speech. It was published in April of 1910. A very good or better example showing light use, neat contemporary name on the front flyleaf otherwise the text block tight & clean - free of underlining or blemishes. Lechowick p. 35. $575.
Item #30323 Price: US$575.00