First Edition of L.M. Montgomery's Mistress Pat in the Original Dust Jacket
Mistress Pat: A Novel of Silver Bush.
Item Number: 17007
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited Publishers, 1935.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears.
L.M. Montgomery achieved international fame in her lifetime that endures well over a century later. A prolific writer, she published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels. Most recognized for Anne of Green Gables, her work has been hailed by Mark Twain, Margaret Atwood and Madeleine L'Engle among others.
Other Books by this Author
“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth
Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.
First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In good condition, showing wear to the edges and cloth, still an unrestored example of the first printing.
London: George G. Harrap, 1936.
First British edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light wear, else fine in the original dust jacket with some chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
"Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it": First Edition of Anne of Green Gables in the Rare Brown Cloth
Boston: L.C. Page, 1908.
First edition dated “April 1908” on the verso of title page. Octavo, original brown cloth, titles to the spine in gilt and front panel. Mounted pictorial label on front panel. Illustrations by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. First edition copies are generally found in the more common green cloth bindings. (Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 124) In excellent near fine condition, showing some light wear to the extremities and front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"How Admirable and Beautiful are Eating and Drinking, and What a Great Invention the Human Digestive System is!" First Edition of Frank Schloesser's The Greedy Book in the Original Cloth
London: Gay and Bird, 1906.
First edition of this early anthology of gastronomy-related short stories. Octavo, original yellow cloth, frontispiece, illustrated, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. In near fine condition. A nice piece of culinary history.
"The Best Way to Learn about Wine is the Drinking": First Edition of Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France; Inscribed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of America’s foremost wine connoisseur’s comprehensive guide to the wines of France. Octavo, original half cloth, with 8 pages of photographs and 22 maps. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ian White who was able to see at Chat. Prieure-L that the 1980’s will be quite promising. Best wishes, Alexis Lichine. Margaux Vendauge 1980.” The recipient, Ian White, received the book during a visit to Lichine’s estate and vineyard in Maurguax, Chateau Prieure-Lichine. Lichine purchased the estate in 1951, the wine produced from its vineyards was classified as one of only ten Fourth Growths in the historic Bourdeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket photograph by Neal Slavin.
"Lives of all great men remind us we can make our lives sublime and in dying leave behind us footprints on the sands of time": Signed Quote From Harriet Beecher Stowe
Autographed signed quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe. It reads, “Lives of all great men remind us we can make our lives sublime and in dying leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. HB Stowe.” The quote is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem A Psalm of Life. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Beecher Stowe. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 16 inches.
"I believe in God, I believe in man. I believe in the power of the spirit": First Edition of Helen Keller's Optimism; Signed by Her
New York: T.Y. Crowell and Company, 1903.
First edition of Keller’s inspiring statement of her “religion of optimism.” Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Keller. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Sincerely yours, Helen Keller.” In near fine condition with light rubbing. First editions are uncommon and desirable signed.