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Kilmeny of the Orchard
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1910. Undetermined. very good. 1st Impression, 1st edition. 256 +4 page and 2pp catalogue at rearpp. Octavo. Illustrated dust jacket over publisher's tan cloth boards with titles in gilt to spine and front board, with illustrated portrait. Light shelfwear and rubbing to corners and head and tail of spine. A few small marks to front board. Light lean to spine. Untrimmed fore-edge, lower edge slightly foxed. Illustrated dust jacket with all four corners clipped. Several chips to edges of jacket with some loss to head and tail of spine, lower edge of front panel and fold of front panel flap. Small sticker removed from spine with some loss of paper. A few old tape repairs to verso of jacket, not affecting or visible on recto. Book seller's stamp to front paste down, publisher's promotional postcard laid in at front. Gift inscription dated in the year of publication on ffep. Illustrated frontis; 3 colour plates. A lovely copy; plates bright and clean. True first edition, exceptionally scarce in a mostly complete jacket. Despite a few chips to the extremities, the jacket presents beautifully with an unfaded colour portrait on the front panel . Includes a mailed publisher's promotional postcard with portrait illustration reproduced. As with Anne of Avonlea, Montgomery was displeased with Gibb's rendering of her heroine. This copy with issue point at page 239 as noted in Lechowick, wherein Kilmeny's first words "Eric, Eric, look behind you- look behind you!" have been omitted by the publisher. Also with the e corrected title of the first chapter. Rare in dust wrapper and in this condition. One of two variant colours of cloth, the other being grey blue. Lechowick p37. Russell 185. See Editions and Impressions. 1910
      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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