1913 Rare Early Edition - ANNE of AVONLEA by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Title: Anne of Avonlea. With Frontispiece and Cover in Colour by George Gibbs.
Publisher: London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1913, 19th impression of the first edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages: 366 pages + Pitman's catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in such a nice condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean. rare light foxing or staining - mainly on the outer edge - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful frontispiece and ^the cover illustration in color by George Gibbs.
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 350)
The book: Rare and attractive early edition of Anne of Avonlea -- a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1909. Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.
The author: Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. The book was an immediate success. The central character, Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following.
The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set in Prince Edward Island, and locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site – namely Green Gables farm, the genesis of Prince Edward Island National Park. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.
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