Anne of Green Gables
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1908.
Boston: L. C. Page & Company, 1908. First edition. Montgomery's scarce first book and the first in the Anne series. A Very Good copy in tan cloth (one of three cloth variations, no priority established). A short one-inch V-tear to the cloth on the rear board, professionally repaired, as well as cracks on the hinges neatly closed, in all a very presentable copy of a book that is usually much the worse for wear.
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” -- Anne of Green Gables
An instant best seller upon its publishing in 1908, “Anne of Green Gables” is a witty and charming story about an eleven-year-old, orphaned girl with a determined imagination and a knack for adventure. Sent to Prince Edward Island, Anne finds herself mistakenly living with the Cuthberts, who were expecting a young boy to help on the farm. Within the sleepy, old-fashioned town of Avonlea, Anne encounters unexpected adventures and charms her neighbors with her lively spirit. As a work that inspired films, musicals, and a further series of books, “Anne of Green Gables” remains in the hearts of millions and encourages young girls to pursue their dreams, while remaining cognizant of important matters of the heart. Very Good (Item #1517)