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.
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“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.
"Let us suppose you are a newcomer, and I, the guide; and in imagination, let us take a walk along this street": Scarce signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby's See My Chinese Street
Hong Kong: K. Weiss, 1954.
Signed limited first edition of E.S. Kirby’s illustrated travel book. One of 250 signed numbered copies, this is number 57. Signed by E.S. Kirby. Quarto, original embroidered silk, illustrated with 112 illustrations and 7 full multi-color pages, errata slip with first edition issue points laid in as issued. OCLC locates only 11 copies of this work. Scarce.
New York: D. Longworth, 1808.
First edition of “the most important Jewish lay leader of the early 19th century” Mordecai Noah’s early play, published when he was only 23 years old. 12mo, bound in modern calf, gilt titles to the spine, lacking the 2 advertisement leaves called for by Singerman. In near fine condition. Rare.
Rare original woodblock-print diploma from the 1970 Polish Sacrosong Music Festival. Signed by Pope John Paul II (born Karol Józef Wojtyła), “Karol card Wojtyla.” The famous Polish Sacrosong Festival was established in 1969 to preserve Catholic identity during the Cold War, future pope Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was a major patron of the festival, featured vocalist, and appeared in a full-length feature album, Pope John Paul II At The Festival Sacrosong, produced and distributed in more that 30 worldwide networks in 1979. In excellent condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable signed by Pope John Paul II.
Rare First Issues of one of the most premier fashion magazines in 18th century France, Le Journal Des Dames et Des Modes; with 32 full color hand-illuminated fashion engravings
Francfort Sur le Mein: Aux Dames, 1812.
Rare first issues of one of the most premier fashion magazines in 18th century France, Le Journal Des Dames et Des Modes. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound with issues 13 to 26 in Volume I and issues 27 of 59 in Volume II with a hand colored engraved frontispiece depicting female models in period Parisian costume to each issue. An exceptional piece illustrating an important era in the history of French fashion.