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F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition, first printing, w...

2013 October 17 Rare Books Signature Auction - New York #6100

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 17, 2013
Item Activity: 3 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Heritage Auctions
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New York, NY 10022
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First Edition, First Printing of the Monumental Masterpiece of Modern American Literature, in a Handsome, Unrestored Example of the Original First Printing Dust Jacket
F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition, first printing, with all first printing points: "chatter" on p. 60, line 16; "northern" on p. 119, line 22; "it's" on p. 165, line 16; "away" on p. 165, line 29; "sick in tired" on p. 205, lines 9-10; and "Union Street station" on p. 211, lines 7-8. Octavo. 218 pages. Original, unrestored first printing dust jacket designed by Francis Cugat, with the lowercase "j" in "jay Gatsby" on the back panel hand-corrected in ink. A fabulous example of the book, with bright spine gilt, and only light edge wear to the cloth and mild cocking to the spine and a small inked price stamp to the rear free endpaper. The original dust jacket has a few small chips, tiny tears, and some loss to the edges and spine ends, affecting, only slightly, the "T" in "The" at the beginning of the title at both the spine head and front panel. A short horizontal tear across the spine of the jacket just touches the top part of the word "GATSBY." A triangular-shaped area near the middle of the spine is missing. The piece of the jacket spine towards the spine tail, where "SCRIBNERS" is printed, has only recently become detached, but is still present. The spine folds are a bit weak. It is a somewhat fragile, but mostly complete, original, and unsophisticated dust jacket. Overall, it is a wonderful copy of one of the true rarities in American literature, a book Cyril Connolly described in 1966 as, "a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it." Bruccoli A11.1.a. Connolly, The Modern Movement, p. 48.

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