First-edition copy of 'Anne of Green Gables' sells for nearly $29,000

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Photo of first-edition copy of Anne of Green Gables.

Sold by Bonhams, a British auction house specializing in fine art, antiques

NEW YORK - A first-edition copy of “Anne of Green Gables” sold for nearly $29,000 CAD in New York Wednesday.

The tale of a red-headed orphan living on Prince Edward Island by author Lucy Maud Montgomery was printed in April 1908.

“Anne of Green Gables” was Montgomery's first novel, and is credited with putting her on the literary map.

Bonhams, a British auction house specializing in fine art and antiques, said on its website the copy features the original mint green cloth with gilt titles and pictorial label mounted to upper cover.

The company added this copy's condition is “unusually fine.”

The book was sold during an auction of 335 fine books and manuscripts which included an 1899 copy of Bram Stoker's “Dracula.”

Geographic location: Green Gables, NEW YORK, Prince Edward Island

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