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
“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us": First Edition of Anne of Avonlea
Boston: L.C. Page, 1909.
First edition. Octavo, original light green cloth. In near fine condition with the spine gilt bright. Color frontispiece with tissue guard in fine condition.
“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.
"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.
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.
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1933.
First edition of this early pop-up book. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards. Disney Studio illustrations and 3 double page color pop-ups.
"Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget": First Edition In English Of Tolstoys Masterpiece Anna Karenina
New York: Thomas J. Crowell & Co., 1886.
First edition in English of this novel that is widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, which Tolstoy considered his first true novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, floral endpapers, with four pages of ads at the rear. In near fine condition, with a small contemporary name to the half-title page. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable.
“While soldiers can stand and fight.I can fight and feed them”: Photograph of Clara Barton; Signed by Her
Signed photograph of Clara Barton wearing a Red Cross collar pin, boldly signed by Clara Barton. Published by Mathew Brady of Washington, D.C. Matted and framed. The photograph measures 4.25 inches by 6.5 inches. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 14.75 inches. In fine condition. Photographs signed by Clara Barton are rare.
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect": First Edition of Gone with the Wind; Signed by Her
New York: Macmillan, 1936.
First edition of the author’s classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. First printing, with “Published May 1936” on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. First issue dust jacket, with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap. Near fine in the original near fine price-clipped dust jacket with some light reinforcement to the verso. A very nice example.