Anne of Avonlea
1910; the eighth impression
First edition, eighth impression. Hardback bound in the original cloth with tipped in illustration and gilt titling to upper board. 19.5 × 13cm, 367pp + 23pp ads.
The second book in the Anne Shirley series. Five years ago, Anne arrived at Avonlea a skinny orphan without a friend in the world; now it would be impossible to imagine Green Gables without her. Anne's high spirits and warm heart have won her a family and friends who love her. But when she starts a job as a teacher at her old school, the real test of her character begins: at 'half past sixteen', she's not much older than her pupils and has a lot to prove. How can she inspire a love of learning in young minds—especially when some of her students are even naughtier than she ever was?
A rare early printing. This copy is in good condition only. There is a heavy scuff and tearing to the cloth of the spine at the top of the rear joint, and lighter scuffing at the base of the spine. Internally, the pages are clean bar some light browning and foxing, mostly to the prelims. The inner binding is sound.Sold