Boston: L. C. Page [1908/1944], 1944.
Early Reprint. Hardcover. Montgomery, L(ucy) M(aud). ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Boston: L. C. Page & Company, Boston, 1944. [859th thousand]. 8vo., 396pp + 2p ads. Publisher's gilt lettered & decorated green cloth with upper cover colour image of Anne pasted on, illustrated throughout by Elizabeth R. Withington. A near fine bright copy, neat book plate on the front pastedown, the text block otherwise tight, clean & free of blemishes. In a very good dustwrapper showing moderate use with a 2" chip at the bottom of the front panel & spine heel. There are seven other books advertised on the back of the dustwrapper. Four Avonlea books by L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea, Chronicles Of Avonlea & Anne Of The Island) and three other novels (Kilmeny Of The Orchard, The Story Girl & The Golden Road). Originally published by page in 1908, Anne has become one of the most sought after collectible books ever published with first editions fetching mid five figure sums. All of the later Page printings of this book are desirable particularly in dustwrappers flaws and all.
Item #30327 Price: US$675.00