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1910 Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery / Extremely SCARCE Early 1st UK Edition, 18th Impression / Pitman & Sons, London / Good Condition

1910 Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery / Extremely SCARCE Early 1st UK Edition, 18th Impression / Pitman & Sons, London / Good Condition

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Delighted to uncover this early edition of Canadian Lucy Maud Montgomery's well-loved Anne of Green Gables. Extremely hard to come by.

Originally published in 1908 by LC Page. This is a first UK edition from one year later being a first edition, eighteenth impression. Published in February 1910 by Pitman & Sons, London. When copies of the early editions do come up they invariably have quite a lot of wear, missing pages etc and in comparison this copy has fared very well.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound with just the occasional faint brown blemish. Lacks the blank front free endpaper and so opens directly onto the tanned half-title page. With a faint pencilled name and address on the dedication page ( I have partially obscured this in the photos for data protection). Has some indent lines on the last page (see photos). With a tear to the bottom of one page, but not effecting the text. Partially cracked hinges at the front and back to give the boards a slight wobble but the binding of the text block remains good and strong. The outside edges of the pages have tanned and have the odd faint mark.

Brown cloth covered boards have gilt titles and a paste down illustration on the front. There is rubbing and a little fraying to the cloth around the edges and to the corners. Has a small light stain mark underneath the front paste down, and a pencilled line underneath at the bottom of the front board. Apart from that very smart with just the odd faint mark to the cloth. Tight and square. 

An excellent opportunity to obtain an early edition of a highly sought after classic. Your antique copy of Anne of Green Gables will arrive wrapped with great care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift message in the parcel if desired.

H 20 cm x W 15 cm, 429 pages, 0.53 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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