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: Oxford University Press, 1951.
First edition of Carson’s second book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Rachel Carson on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Drawings by Katherine L. Howe.
"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body": First Edition of Margaret Sanger's An Autobiography; Inscribed by Her
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1938.
First edition of Sanger’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Sanger. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Franklin M. Watts Margaret Sanger.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and wear.
“I want to put my hand out and touch you. I want to do for you and care for you. I want to be there when you're sick and when you're lonesome": First Edition, First Issue of Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911.
First edition, first issue with “wearily” in perfect type on penultimate line of page 135 and with four pages of publisher’s advertisements at rear, of Wharton’s greatest tragic story, a “grim tale of a bud of romance ice-bound and turned into a frozen horror in the frigid setting of a New England winter landscape” (The New York Times). Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In fine condition. Housed in a custom chemise half leather case. An exceptionally fresh example, rare in this condition.
“In the fish world many things are told by sound waves": Under the Sea-Wind; Inscribed by Rachel Carson
New York: Oxford University Press, 1952.
Early printing of Carson’s first book and her personal favorite. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Inscribed for Miss Katherine Horan with best wishes Rachel L. Carson.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.