L. M. Montgomery first editions and documents are centerpiece of Bonhams Fine Books Auction

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Lucy Maud Montgomery. Photograph Signed ("L.M. Montgomery"), silver gelatin print, approximately 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, [late 1930s]. Depicts the beloved author looking straight at the camera with a stylish hat cocked smartly over her right eye. Est. $1,500-2,500.

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams will offer a selection of rare items of the Canadian author L.M. Montgomery at its December 4 Fine Books sale in New York. Montgomery is best known for her 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables introducing Anne Shirley, an orphan sent to live on Prince Edward Island with a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm. The novel, drawn from some of Montgomery’s own experiences as a girl on Prince Edward Island, became a huge success, spawning numerous sequels and eventually selling more than 50 million copies. The first edition of Anne of Green Gables was printed in such limited numbers that very few copies survive today. The copy offered by Bonhams bears an estimate of $10,000 ... More