The Great Gatsby

Lot Number 135
Author Fitzgerald (F. Scott)
Title The Great Gatsby
Year Published 1925
Place Printed New York
Printed By
Description The Great Gatsby, first edition, first issue with 'northern' to p.119, 'it's' to p.165, 'chatter' to p.60, 'sick in tired' to p.206, and 'Union Street station' to p.211, original cloth, spine ends and corners a little bumped, otherwise near-fine, dust-jacket with capital 'J' printed over small 'j', repairs and restorations to spine ends, joints, hinges and corners, including 1" piece to the foot of spine, affecting publisher's imprint, lightly rubbed, still in effect a very good copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1925.'I think my novel is about the best American novel ever written.' F.Scott FitzgeraldThe scarce dust-jacket, designed by Francis Cugat, played an important part in the composition of the novel itself; Fitzgerald wrote to his publisher 'For Christ's sake don't give anyone that jacket you're saving for me. I've written it into the book.' This is most evident in his description of Daisy Buchanan as the 'girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs'.
Comments An excellent example of Fitzgerald's masterpiece.
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Estimated Price GBP 50,000.00 - 75,000.00
( USD 84,000.00 - 126,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 61,000.00 ( USD 98,210.00 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Bloomsbury Auctions
Website http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/
Auction Name Modern First Editions: The Library of a Gentleman
Sale Number #35988
Auction Date October 25, 2012 - October 25, 2012
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