Books, Photographs & Prints - Sale 12BP02 - Lot 405

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10am EST
Lot 405
Anne of Green Gables
. Boston: L.C. Page, 1908. First edition, first printing with the April 1908 publication date. Original publisher's binding of ecru/pale rose cloth stamped in gold, with the pictorial paste-on image of Anne on the front cover. 7 3/8 x 5 inches (19 x 13 cm); x, 229, [1], 4, 4 pp., with 8 plates by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. The binding is sound and the spine square, the front label almost unrubbed, and there is only the most trifling wear to the head and toe of the spine, with a very small area of pale discoloration to the cloth at the outer edge of the front cover, and a trivial mark to the rear. Internally, the front hinge is sound. There is a very minor split to to the endpaper at the fold of the rear hinge. The name of George W. Mabie, dated January 1909, is neatly written in ink on the front paste-down. Some offsetting from the plates to the adjacent pages (as usual), but in almost every regard this is one of the freshest copies, externally and internally, of this fragile work we have seen.
One of the rarest and most desirable of children's books of the period, and an extremely hard work to find in true collector's condition. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 124.

Sold for $10,000
(Includes Buyer's Premium)
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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