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
"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.
“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.
“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty": First Edition of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking; Signed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
First edition of the account of the year following the death of the author’s husband. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
"BON APPETIT!": FIRST EDITION OF FROM JULIA CHILD’S KITCHEN, INSCRIBED BY JULIA CHILD AND SIGNED BY PAUL CHILD
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
First edition of Child’s fourth book. Octavo, original pictorial coated cloth boards. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Bon Appetit to Diane Macfarland Julia Child.” Additionally signed by the illustrator in the year of publication, “Paul Child 25 Nov. 1975.” Fine in near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Photographs and Drawing by Paul Child.
“Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation”: First Edition of Charlotte Bronte's Villette
London: Smith, Elder, 1853.
First edition of Charlotte Bronte’s most autobiographical novel. Octavo, 3 volumes, bound in contemporary half leather over cloth. In very good condition.
"The truth is rarely pure and never simple": First edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest; One of 1,000 Examples
London: Leonard Smithers and Co, 1899.
Limited first trade edition of the author’s masterpiece, one of 1000 copies. Quarto, original publisher’s lavender cloth stamped in gilt. In fine condition. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell chemise and case. A superior example, rare and desirable in this condition.