FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.   The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
Lot 1027
FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.
The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
Sold for US$ 62,500 inc. premium

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6 Dec 2017, 13:00 EST

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.   The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.   The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.   The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.   The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. 1896-1940.
The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
8vo. Original dark blue cloth, dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked, very mild offset to endpapers from flaps; upper flap of jacket with wear, 3 inch loss affecting upper panel, spine and lower panel, lower panel with additional 1 inch loss to lower left corner and closed tear at upper corner.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE IN THE ICONIC DUST JACKET, with "chatter" for "echolalia" on p 60, "northern" for "southern" on p 119, "sick in tired" for "sickantired" on p 205, "Union Street Station" for "Union Station" on p 211, and with lower case "j" in "jay Gatsby" on back cover of jacket, hand-corrected in ink.

"Francis Cugat's jacket design for The Great Gatsby is perhaps the most famous and intriguing in American literature, as critics have argued over the meaning of Fitzgerald's plea to [Maxwell] Perkins in an August 1924 letter, 'For Christ's sake don't give anyone that jacket you're saving for me. I've written it into the book.' Fitzgerald's comment has not been fully explained, although it may refer to Nick Carraway's statement in Chap. 4: 'Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs...'" (Mary Sidney Watson, in Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Exhibition, USC: 1996). Bruccoli A11.1.a.
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