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Anne Of Green Gables [ Uncommon Brown Cloth 1st Impression, 1st Edition]
Boston: L. C. Page. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1908. 1st; 1st. cloth. full page plates; First edition, the rare first printing with "First Impression, April, 1908" on copyright page, and in the less common brown cloth, rather than green. Montgomery's tremendously successful debut novel. [Peter Parley to Penrod p. 124]. Illustrated with 8 plates including frontispiece by M. A. And W. A. J. Claus, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements at end. So-stated first impression on copy-right page. 8vo, original gilt-lettered brown cloth, pictorial label on front cover, corners somewhat bumped, light fraying to joints and spine tips, paper label with abrasions and scratches; hinges cracked but firmly holding, two ownership signatures at front [Mildred Buchanan Coral Michigan and Grace be Paddock], short closed tear to top blank margin of pp. 129-30. First edition, the rare first printing with "First Impression, April, 1908" on copyright page, and in the less common brown cloth, rather than green. One of the rarest of all children's books. Montgomery's tremendously successful debut novel. Canadian author. A respectable unsophisticated copy. Dimensions 7 5/8" x 5 1'2" x 1 1/2". .
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