Great Gatsby

Just two weeks after the release of the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby from director Baz Lurman, a first edition of the book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is to be sold by Sotheby’s, New York on June 11th . Despite its condition, the dust jacket has a large chip from lower left of front panel, folds rubbed, chipping to ends of spine panel, rear panel with some small chips along edges, some old tape reinforcements along folds, some experts expect it to bring $100,000 to 150,000 when it goes under the hammer along with other lots including a group of Fitzgerald’s letters and an unpublished poem. This copy of The Great Gatsby once belonged to the critic and author Malcolm Cowley who became one of the most influential figures of American letters. In this copy Cowley has transcribed over 100 notes and comments made by Fitzgerald in his personal copy which is now in the collection of Princeton University Library.


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