To follow up on my earlier article “First-Edition Anne Expected to Set Auction Record”: James Adams reports in today’s Globe and Mail that this copy sold at auction for $37,500:
A first-edition copy of the Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables was sold by Sotheby’s New York Friday afternoon for $37,500 (U.S.)—a live auction record for the famous debut novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery that originally retailed for $1.50.
Read the rest of the article here.
I actually went and checked the Sotheby’s site yesterday and the first edition, first impression of Anne of Avonlea that they also had in the same auction went for $15,000.
Neat! Did this one have a dustjacket, Kaye?
It says on the site that it did have a dust jacket, but it doesn’t appear to show one. Here’s the link if you’d like to see:
And here’s the link to the copy of AoGG just in case you want to read what they head to say:
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