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The Great Gatsby

By Fitzgerald, F Scott




Written in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be one of the author’s greatest works. Set in New York City and Long Island during the Roaring Twenties, the focus of the story is (of course) its title character, Jay Gatsby, and his unswerving desire to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. However, Nick Carraway, who happens to be both Gatsby’s neighbor and Daisy’s cousin, narrates Gatsby's journey from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death.

The Great Gatsby is undoubtedly one of the greatest American literary documents of the 1920s, the decade for which Fitzgerald himself coined the term “Jazz Age.” However, in writing the book, Fitzgerald was in fact holding up a mirror to the society of which he was a part. In true Modernist fashion, The Great Gatsby addresses the social issues of the period — namely materialism and displaced spirituality — that ultimately led the decline of the era.

The novel’s initial sales situation was less than impressive; fewer than 25,000 copies were sold by Fitzgerald’s death in 1940. But The Great Gatsby gained great popularity during WWII as the critical mainstream began to embrace the author’s work. The Armed Services Editions circulated 150,000 copies to troops alone. Today, The Great Gatsby has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, sells an additional 500,000 copies annually, and is Scribner's most popular title. Ranked #2 on the Modern Library’s list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century, the novel is also listed on their Top 100 Novels as well as The Observer’s All-Time 100 Best Novels and Time Magazine’s 100 Best Modern Novels.

The Great Gatsby has resulted in a number of adaptations, including Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton. 

First edition identification and notes

Charles Scribner’s Sons first published the Great Gatsby in April of 1925. A highly valued collectible, first editions can be identified by a number of points of issue, including a typo on the back of the dust jacket that spells “jay Gatsby” with a lowercase “j,” over which a correction has been made (by hand) in ink or with a stamp. Other points specific to the first edition include “chatter” on page 60, line 16; “northern” on page 119, line 22; “sick in tired” on page 205, lines 9-10; and “Union Street Station” on page 211, lines 7-8.

The cover of the first edition of The Great Gatsby is among the most celebrated in American literature. Artist Francis Cugat’s design depicts disembodied eyes and a mouth over a blue skyline with images of naked women reflected in the irises. It has been said that Fitzgerald so loved the art (which was completed before the book), that he rewrote parts of the book to better incorporate it.

With its original dust jacket, the rare first edition of The Great Gatsby has sold for between $100,000 and $150,000. Not too shabby — considering that same book sold for just $2 in 1925.

Other collectible or notable editions

Chatto and Windus published the first UK edition of The Great Gatsby in 1926. With its original dust jacket, the UK edition has sold for between $12,500 and $25,000.


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The Great Gatsby.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1925. Octavo. Original dark green linen-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, to front board in blind. Few minor stains and two short closed tears, cloth a bit rubbed/faded with a few scrapes, hinges weak, a good copy. First edition, first printing. A superb presentation to "the original Gatsby", inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold Goldman, The original 'Gatsby' of this story, with thanks for letting me reveal these secrets of his past. Alcatraz, Cell Block 17 (I'll be out soon, kid. Remember me to the mob. Fitzgerald)." Harold Goldman (1889-1956) was a screenwriter at MGM from about 1935 until 1940. He and Fitzgerald worked together on A Yank at Oxford, 1938, starring Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh. Jay Gatsby, of course, was another "Yank at Oxford," famously claiming to Nick Carraway that "all my ancestors have been educated there." Fitzgerald did not enjoy his brief and unsuccessful time in Hollywood - "Cell Block 17" is a sardonic reference to his office in the writers' building and "Alcatraz" the MGM lot - although of course he used his experiences there in his last, unfinished novel, published in 1941 as The Last Tycoon. According to family history, Fitzgerald and Goldman knew each other prior to their time together at MGM. This seems to be corroborated by the warmth of the present inscription. Both writers attended Ivy League schools (Goldman at Columbia) and both spent a good amount of time in France among the ex-pat community of writers. Inscribed copies of this novel are notably rare. There were no presentation copies inscribed by the author in the book at publication date, as Fitzgerald was in Europe at the time. This copy is of the first printing, the first state of the text with Scribner's seal and all other points.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

London: Chatto & Windus, 1926. Hardcover. Fair. First English edition. Light blue cloth lettered in black, the remainder binding, one of 350 copies (the bibliographer Bruccoli had not seen this binding). A poor copy. Tiny neat name "W. Merriss" at top of the front fly, lacking nearly the top half of the spine, drink stains on the front board, hinges repaired, lacking the ridiculously rare dustwrapper. Housed in a custom cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase titled in gilt. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Fitzgerald to Golden Age film director King Vidor: "For King Vidor / in admiration / and friendship / from / F. Scott "Gin" Fitzgerald. Paris, June 1928." Fitzgerald met Vidor when he worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter and later based a character in his controversial short-story, "Crazy Summer," on the famous director. The small owner's name is that of William Merriss, a close friend of Irvin S. Cobb's grandson, Thomas Cobb Brody, whose mother, Elisabeth "Buff" Cobb, was close with numerous young Hollywood types, including Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham. When Fitzgerald died suddenly of a heart attack, Graham wrote "it was a few days before Christmas, and Mr. [Irwin] Cobb insisted that I stay with them until it was over. I loved them for their kindness." Accompanied by a letter of provenance which is a little confusing, but which seems to indicate that Brody gave the book to Merriss. The much rarer first English edition of an American classic with, according to various sources, as few as 1500-3000 copies printed versus 20,870 of the first American edition. Fitzgerald's perception of the lack of support he received from his English publishers was the source of great consternation to him. According to one source: "On 15 June 1925, William Collins, Fitzgerald's English publisher for *This Side of Paradise* and *The Beautiful and Damned*, turned down *The Great Gatsby*, declaring that "to publish *The Great Gatsby* would be to reduce the number of his readers rather than to increase them." About 25 years ago, when we sold an inscribed first UK edition to Fitzgerald's bibliographer Matthew Bruccoli, who was much respected but who also fit somewhere on the spectrum between curmudgeonly and irascible, he was nearly brought to tears because he had been looking for one for his entire collecting life and had until that time never seen one. Neither had we until now. An inscribed copy of one of the most beloved novels in American literature in a notoriously rare edition with a significant association. *Connolly 100*.

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The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition, second printing of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper,"For Esther Sidman on her 21st birthday from her admirer. F Scott Fitzgerald, Hollywood, 1938." In near fine condition with a touch of wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Great Gatsby's signed and inscribed by Fitzgerald are rare. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains 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" (Modern Movement 48). Consistently gaining popularity after World War II, the novel became an important part of American high school curricula. Today it is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel". In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board voted it the 20th century's best American novel and second best English-language novel of the same time period. It was the basis for numerous stage and film adaptations. Gatsby had four film adaptations, with two exceptionally big-budget versions: the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, as well as Baz Luhrmann's 2013 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan. Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised Lurhmann's adaptation, stating "Scott would be proud.

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The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: The Modern Library, 1934. First Modern Library edition of the author's masterpiece, with the first appearance of Fitzgerald's new introduction. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "For Lillian Abercrombie at the beginning of a tour of work F. Scott Fitzgerald." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities and some small chips. Housed in a full custom morocco box. The first Modern Library edition of The Great Gatsby was a resounding commercial failure, and many copies were remaindered with the caption "discontinued title" printed on the jacket's front panel. The present copy represents one of the earlier, non-remaindered copies, and like all of the first Modern Library editions of The Great Gatsby, features Fitzgerald's new introduction, with his own, now-famous take on his masterwork: "I think it is an honest book, that is to say, that one used none of one's virtuosity to get an effect, and, to boast again, one soft-pedalled the emotional side to avoid the tears leaking from the socket of the left eye, or the large false face peering around the corner of a character's head. If there is a clear conscience, a book can survive -- at least in one's feelings about it. On the contrary, if one has a guilty conscience, one reads what one wants to hear out of reviews. In addition, if one is young and willing to learn, almost all reviews have a value, even the ones that seem unfair. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains 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" (Modern Movement 48). Consistently gaining popularity after World War II, the novel became an important part of American high school curricula. It was the basis for numerous stage and film adaptations. Gatsby had four film adaptations, with two exceptionally big-budget versions: the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, as well as Baz Luhrmann's 2013 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan. Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised Lurhmann's adaptation, stating "Scott would be proud.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1925 First Edition, second state with textual corrections. A wonderful copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. This third state dust jacket with eight reviews quoted on rear panel is rich in color with light wear to the spine and edges. This sophisticated dustjacket has the same art design as on the First Issue dustjacket. The book is bound in the publisher's original cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the gold lettering on the spine is present with minor wear. The pages are clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with the original dustjacket in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Price: $30,000.00


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The Great Gatsby - with tipped in signed page

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

London: Scribners, 1925. A first edition, first issue, 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. A near fine book with some rubbing to the corners and spine tips. Small stain to the top edge. Tipped in is a page signed and inscribed by Fitzgerald to a J E Cribb 'from his secretary/F. Scott Fitzgerald/Paris/1929' - signed in pencil. Cribb was a benefactor to Fitzgerald, as well as Hemingway and supported authors whenever they stayed in Paris. The book presents well and is made all the better by the inclusion of the contemporary inscribed page and especially so given the warmth of the inscription.

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Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner, Scribner(s), 1925 First Edition, First Printing with the following First Edition 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. A magnificent copy with bright gold lettering present on spine with only slight wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition with the original boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a spectacular copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with all the First Issue points. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1925 First Edition, First Printing. This TRUE FIRST EDITION has all the First Issue points "P 60 line 16 has the word chatter which was corrected to echolalia in later editions. P. 119 line 22 has the word northern which was corrected to southern in later editions. P. 165 line 16 has the word its which was corrected to its in later editions. P. 165 line 29 has the word away which was corrected to away. in later editions. P. 205 line 9 and 10 has the words sick in tired which was corrected to sickantired in later editions. P. 211 line 7& 8 has the words Union Street Station which was corrected to Union Station The book is in bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with minor wear to the edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with a beautiful facsimile from the original housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner, scribners, 1925 First Edition, First Printing with all the First Issue points: page 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired" page 60, line 16 "chatter" page 119, line 22 "northern" page 165, line 16 "it's" page 211, "Union Street station." An attractive copy with BRIGHT gold lettering present on the spine. The binding is tight and square. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1925 First Edition, First Printing. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with all the first issue points. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The pages are clean and the endpapers are original. The is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy in collector's condition with the gold lettering present on the spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Scribner, 1925. hardcover. fine. 218 pages. Short 8vo, rebound in full black morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands and 2 green leather labels. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition, first issue. A fine copy. First issue, with all six points: Page 60/16 has "chatter" which was later corrected to "echolalia." Page 119/22 has the "northern" which was later corrected to "southern." Page 165/16 has "it's" which was later corrected to "its." Page 165/29 has "away" without the period which was later corrected. Page 205/9-10 has "sick in tired" which was corrected to "sickantired." Page 211/7- 8 has "Union Street Station" which was corrected to "Union Station.

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The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

Scribner's, 1925. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing with all the FIRST ISSUE POINTS P. 60 line 16 has the word "chatter" which was corrected to "echolalia" in later editions. P. 119 line 22 has the word "northern" which was corrected to "southern" in later editions. P. 165 line 16 has the word "it's which was corrected to "its" in later editions. P. 205 line 9 and 10 has the words "sick in tired" which was corrected to "sickantired" in later editions. P. 211 line 7& 8 has the words "Union Street Station" which was corrected to "Union Station" 218 pages, approximately 7 3/4" X 5.5". A wonderful example of this very collectible classic. A fine copy of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Comes with a damaged dust jacket and a beautiful protective display case. Happy to send additional pictures. PayPal accepted for payments too.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner, 1925 First Edition, First Printing. This book all First Issue points according to the Fitzgerald bibliography by Bruccoli. A very good copy in the original boards with some rubbing to the spine and edges. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Includes a facsimile dustjacket from the orginial.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing with textual errors present: pages 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired"; pages 60, line 16 "chatter"; page 119, line 22 "northern"; page 165, line 16 "it's"; page 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station." Publisher's dark green cloth binding with titles stamped in blind on upper board and in gilt on spine, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Near Fine or better, with faint rubbing to cloth at tips and two small wrinkles to rear panel. Light foxing, heaviest at prelims and terminals. Several early leaves are slightly rough cut along the bottom edge. A brilliant copy, with the gilt lettering on the spine very sharp and bright.

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The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribners, 1925. First edition, first state with "chatter" p.60, "northern" p.119, "sick in tired" p.205, and "Union Street station" p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In near fine condition, with the gilt lettering to the spine bright. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains 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" (Modern Movement 48). Consistently gaining popularity after World War II, the novel became an important part of American high school curricula. Today it is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel". In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board voted it the 20th century's best American novel and second best English-language novel of the same time period. It was the basis for numerous stage and film adaptations. Gatsby had four film adaptations, with two exceptionally big-budget versions: the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, as well as Baz Luhrmann's 2013 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan. Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised Lurhmann's adaptation, stating "Scott would be proud.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, first issue. Small contemporary bookstore label on rear endpaper, modest rubbing to the gilt publisher's name at the base of the spine, tiny tear in the cloth at the edge of the spine, still a nice, very near fine copy with the title lettering especially bright, lacking the rare dustwrapper. A handsome copy of this American classic. *Connolly 100*.

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The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribners, 1925. First edition, first state with "chatter" p. 60, "northern" p.119, "sick in tired" p.205, and "Union Street station" p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In near fine condition, with the gilt lettering to the spine bright, light rubbing to the endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains 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" (Modern Movement 48). Consistently gaining popularity after World War II, the novel became an important part of American high school curricula. It was the basis for numerous stage and film adaptations. Gatsby had four film adaptations, with two exceptionally big-budget versions: the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, as well as Baz Luhrmann's 2013 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan. Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised Lurhmann's adaptation, stating "Scott would be proud.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1925 First Edition, First Printing with ALL the First Issue points present such as the word northern printed on page 119 that was corrected to southern in later editions. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's dark green cloth with minor wear to the edges. The gold lettering is present on the spine with minor rubbing. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this true first edition. Includes a lovely facsimile dustjacket from the original.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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The Great Gatsby.

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New York: Charles Scribners, 1925. First edition, first state of Fitzgerald's magnum opus. Octavo, original dark green cloth. First state with "chatter" p.60, "northern" p.119, "sick in tired" p.205, and "Union Street station" p. 211. In near fine condition with light rubbing. A very sharp example. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains 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" (Modern Movement 48). Consistently gaining popularity after World War II, the novel became an important part of American high school curricula. It was the basis for numerous stage and film adaptations. Gatsby had four film adaptations, with two exceptionally big-budget versions: the 1974 version starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, as well as Baz Luhrmann's 2013 version starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan. Fitzgerald's granddaughter praised Lurhmann's adaptation, stating "Scott would be proud.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Spine gilt somewhat faded, light wear at ends of spine, generally a very fresh copy. 8vo. Original green cloth, titled-in blind on front, gilt-lettered on spine. 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. An attractive copy of the first edition. Bruccoli A11.1a.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Scribners, 1925. First edition. Near Fine. First issue, with the four main issue points present: 1) pg. 60, line 16 "chatter" 2) pg. 119, line 22 "northern" 3) pg. 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired" 4) pg. 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station." Original publisher's cloth binding with gilt to spine and blind embossing to front board. Near Fine with minor foxing mostly at the early pages, top edge a bit dusty. In all, a pleasing and complete copy of this exceptional novel, which introduced the Lost Generation to the world. Fitzgerald's masterpiece and one of the great novels of the 20th century. Fitzgerald intended the novel to be a "consciously artistic achievement" and "something extraordinary and beautiful and simple, and intricately patterned." The book took Fitzgerald two years to write, and he worked on it under a variety of different titles, including Dinner at Trimalchio's and Under the Red, White and Blue. Unfortunately, when it was first released "The Great Gatsby" was neither a commercial nor a critical success. In fact, even though Fitzgerald received a great deal of praise from many literary lights of the period - including TS Eliot and Willa Cather -- the book did not achieve its current level of popularity and renown until after Fitzgerald's death, when it was distributed as a cheap paperback to GIs during World War II. The book has maintained its critical and commercial acclaim ever since, and has sold over 25 million copies. In 1960, the Times would call it "a classic of twentieth century American fiction." It has been adapted into numerous film versions, including a 1974 production starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and with a script by Francis Ford Coppola. "A curious book, a mystical, glamourous story of today." (Contemporary New York Times Review). Near Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner's, 1925 First Edition, First Printing with all the FIRST ISSUE POINTS "P 60 line 16 has the word chatter which was corrected to echolalia in later editions. P. 119 line 22 has the word northern which was corrected to southern in later editions. P. 165 line 16 has the word its which was corrected to its in later editions. P. 165 line 29 has the word away which was corrected to away. in later editions. P. 205 line 9 and 10 has the words sick in tired which was corrected to sickantired in later editions. P. 211 line 7& 8 has the words Union Street Station which was corrected to Union Station A wonderful copy with the Gold Lettering still present on the spine. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition, first issue. [vi], 218 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth. Spine darkened, else fine. In a custom half green morocco slipcase and green cloth chemise. First edition, first issue. [vi], 218 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The Great 20th-Century American Novel. Bruccoli A11.1.a

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo, 218pp. Meets all of the first issue points. A fine, lovely copy, beautifully rebound in full green morocco with gilt edges, borders, dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Raised bands with lovely gilt details to the compartments. An expertly rescued copy, with the original cloth cover and spine preserved at rear in the classic French style. A small marginal stain was professionally repaired at the top of a few leaves, barely noticeable. Arguably the best American novel of the 20th century, "Gatsby" is among the most sought after modern first editions. While a nice, clean copy in the publisher's dark green cloth can be obtained without much difficulty, an unrestored dust jacket will now set you back six figures. Here's a chance to own the real thing in a unique, elegant binding.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1925 First Edition. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with all the FIRST ISSUE POINTS in the book "Page 60 line 16 has the word chatter which was corrected to echolalia in later editions. Page 119 line 22 has the word northern which was corrected to southern in later editions. Page 165 line 16 has the word its which was corrected to its in later editions. Page 165 line 29 has the word away which was corrected to away. in later editions. Page 205 line 9 and 10 has the words sick in tired which was corrected to sickantired in later editions. Page 211 line 7& 8 has the words Union Street Station which was corrected to Union Station An attractive copy of this First Edition, First Printing bound in publisher's green cloth. The binding is tight with minor wear to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F.Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. The first edition with all first issue points along with the Scribner logo on the copyright page. Neat previous owner signature on front pastedown. Gold on spine quite bright, some toning of top and fore-edge. Small white rubs here and there on boards. Slight cocking of spine and corners slightly bumped. Good and tight and forest green cover well preserved.. First Edition, First Issue. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner, 1925 First Edition, First Printing with all the First Issue points. A very good copy with some rubbing to the spine and edges. The binding of the book is tight, with no cocking or leans. The boards are solid with minor wear to the panels and edges. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy with a facsimile dustjacket for presentation. We buy F. Scott Fitzgerald First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925 First edition, first printing, with "sick in tired" to p. 205. Publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in blind to front board and in gilt to spine. A very good copy, lightly rubbed and bumped to extremities, spine with a slight lean, some darkening to gilt, two tiny white marks to rear board, faint white mark near spine foot, pages evenly toned, a few light pencil notes throughout and very light scattered foxing, hinge cracked but holding at p. 42. Overall, a handsome copy that presents well. Bruccoli A11. While it has since been regarded as a masterful piece of classic literature, The Great Gatsby did not gain popularity until after the author's death in 1940. The novel tells the story of the star-crossed lovers Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan against the backdrop of wealthy and materialistic West Egg, Long Island, during the Prohibition Era. Although Fitzgerald meant the text to be critical of the 1920's social climate, today The Great Gatsby is beloved for its vivid descriptions of extravagant parties, palatial homes, and eccentric characters that are emblematic of the Jazz Age. The text remains extremely popular today and is widely taught in schools across the United States. The first edition was printed in a run of 20,870 copies; today, Scribner's sells almost 25 times as many copies per year as printed books and e-books.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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The Great Gatsby.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1925.. First edition; second printing.. publisher's green cloth, preserved in a custom slipcase and chemise.. A fine, bright, unworn copy.. 8vo,. This book was part of a lot formerly owned by Irma Wykoff, who was Max Perkins's secretary at Scribner's at the time of publication. This copy does not bear any evidence of her ownership, but editorial corrections to the text have been made in pencil in 31 places (30 of which correct "Wolfshiem" to "Wolfsheim.") The other correction alters a comma to a period. The four errors in the first printing have been corrected in this second edition.

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The Great Gatsby (Scribner Classics)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Scribner, 1925. First printing. Hardcover. Charles Scribner's 1925 first edition with all first edition points including "sick in tired", "chatter", "northern", "it's", and "Union Street station". No dust jacket. Dark green cloth boards have minor rubbing, rear board has faint damp stain. Gilt on spine is faded with no rubbing. Boards are strong with minimal wear at corners, very slight bump to upper front corner, slight lean to spine. End papers are deeply tanned with damp staining at edges. Foxing heavier on front matter pages and then sporadic throughout text with one spot of soiling on two facing pages. Top edge is dust dulled. More photos upon request.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

NY: Scribner. 1925. Fitzgerald's third novel and, by consensus, his masterpiece -- one of the great American novels of the 20th century and the book that immortalized its author and placed him permanently in the American literary pantheon. This is the first issue, with "sick in tired" on page 205 and the various other textual variants that mark the first printing. Spotting to the endpages and covers, edge wear to the cloth; about a very good copy, lacking the rare dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F Scott

1925 TRUE 1st edition 1st printing The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald Jazz Age "He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor" ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby First printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's landmark 20th-century novel! This book includes ALL the first printing points that it should have. See below. Few books have garnered the title of the Great American Novel, or even been considered such. Titles such as Twain's "Huckleberry Finn," Melville's "Moby Dick," and Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" are all in the same category as this American masterpiece. This copy includes a facsimile dust jacket. A highly desirable American novel. Item number: #6547 Price: $2500 FITZGERALD, F Scott The Great Gatsby New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. First printing. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [5], 218, [2] · First edition points: o p. 60 line 16 has the word "chatter" which was corrected to "echolalia" in later editions. o p. 119 line 22 has the word "northern" which was corrected to "southern" in later editions. o p. 165 line 16 has the word "it's" which was corrected to "its" in later editions. o p. 165 line 29 has the word "away" which was corrected to "away." in later editions. o p. 205 line 9 and 10 has the words "sick in tired" which was corrected to "sick and tired" in later editions. o p. 211 line 7& 8 has the words "Union Street Station" which was corrected to "Union Station. · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure o Includes facsimile dust jacket · Size: ~7.5in X 5.5in (19.5cm x 13.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6547Photos available upon request.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Spine gilt faded, 1/4-inch split at head of spine, light wear at foot of spine, a few scuffmarks on covers, generally a fresh copy. 8vo. Original green cloth, titled-in blind on front, gilt-lettered on spine. 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. An attractive copy of the first edition. Bruccoli A11.1a.

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THE GREAT GATSBY

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1925. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. Very Good. <p>Dark green cloth, Gold stamped spine. All textual points included for true first edition.   A very good solid copy of this 20th cent. American classic.</p>

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: SCRIBNER, 1925 First Edition. First issue. With all points. With Scribner's seal on copyright page. Page 60 line 16 "chatter" vs. "echolalia". Page 119 Line 22 "northern". Page 205 - lines 9-10 "sick in tired" vs. "sick an tired". Page 211 Line 7 and 8 "Union Street station". Page foredges uncut. Major color loss and loss(thinning) of cloth at base of spine extending to front and back cover and up 2". A little wear at board tips. Front endpaper has a few fox spots very near crease as is the case for some of the text pages towards the back. Tight. In a nice clamshell box. A good candidate to be rebacked. .

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. 218pp. Dark Green cloth hardcover with gilt spine title and blindstamped cover title. All first issue points are present: Same date appears on the title and copyright pages, "chatter" pg. 60, "it's" pg. 165, "sick in tired" pg. 205, "Union Street station" pg. 211. Three of the fore-corners have minimal chipping, minimal chipping to the head of the spine cloth and minor chipping across the foot of the spine cloth. Minor moisture staining to the cover, moderate sun darkening to the spine causing the gilding to be faint.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Minus/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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THE GREAT GATSBY

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo., 218 pages.; VG-/No DJ; bound in publishers dark green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped title and authors name on front board; board cloth is slightly rubbed, particularly at corners and spine head and tail; age-toning to text block; interior has some light age-toning; text is clear; previous owners name on ffep; binding has some mild shaking, with signature breaks showing some weakening; Has the following first printing text points: 1) Scribner seal on copyright page, and no subsequent printing statements; 2) page 60, line 16: "chatter" not "echolalia"; 3) page 119, line 22: "northern" not "southern"; 4) page 205, lines 9-10: "sick in tired" not "sickantired"; 5) page 211, lines 7-8: "Union Street Station" not "Union Station."; 6) page 165, line 16 says "it's"; shelved case 2. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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The Great Gatsby

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1949. Photoplay Edition issued to coincide with the release of the Alan Ladd first sound film of ‘The Great Gatsby’ produced by Paramount Pictures in 1949. Near fine, bound in cloth, with blue top stain, in the dust jacket with the pictorial wraparound band depicting scenes from the film. The front panel of the band has a photograph of actor Alan Ladd as Jay Gatsby admiring a young woman dancing the Charleston while at a wild twenties style party. The spine portion gives the title, the film studio, and the performers. The rear panel shows a photograph of Alan Ladd, Barry Sullivan, and Betty Field as Daisy Buchanan. Other photograph scenes are depicted on the front and rear flaps of the band. The movie wraparound band is very scarce.This edition is not noted in the photoplay and movie tie-in bibliographies, The dust jacket has a few short edge tears and a couple of tiny chips, and with a couple of small chips and nicks in the band.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: New Directions. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1945. 1st thus. Hardcover. New Classics. Gray cloth with blue spine lettering. Boards bow outwards slightly else tight unmarked copy with minimal rubbing and slight spine ridge. Price-clipped jacket in mylar has been professionally restored. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 218 pages .

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Son, 1925-01-01. Hardcover. VeryGood. 8.3000 inches 5.5000 inches. New York: Charles Scribners, 1925. First edition, first state with “chatter” p.60, “northern” p.119, “sick in tired” p.205, and “Union Street station” p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. Minor rubbing, soiling, and tidemarks on the cover. Bookplate and signature of former owner on the front pastedonw, minor writing and rubbing on the front free endpaper. Pages are lightly tanned and clean.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Good. First edition, first printing, first issue with textual errors present: page 205, lines 9-10 "sick in tired"; page 60, line 16 "chatter"; page 119, line 22 "northern"; page 165, line 16 "it's"; page 211, lines 7-8 "Union Street station." Publisher's dark green cloth binding with titles stamped in blind on upper board and in gilt on spine, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Good. Large stain to rear cover, and lighter staining to front. Slight lean to spine. Pages toned. Gilt lettering on spine is strong.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

NY: Scribner's Sons, 1925. Scribner's. 1925. First edition, First issue. "Sick in tired" on line 9, page 205. Covers show some dampstaining at the edges. Facsimile dust jacket incuded.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Facsimile.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

London: The Grey Walls Press, 1948. 164 pages. Original green cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Very slight offsetting on endpapers. The price-clipped dustwrapper has a tiny nick on the fold of front flap. Tail of dustwrapper spine very slightly rubbed. Bright, crisp and beautiful! . 1st U.K. edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner. Hardcover. 0684196476 Meets the good condition guidelines. Has staining on cover. Has a small amount of writing/highlighting. Has wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner. Hardcover. 0684196476 Missing dust jacket. Gift inscription inside cover. Acceptable Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Fair.

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the Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. 1534805206 Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Good.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner. Hardcover. 0684196476 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Fine leather bound hard cover. Limited edition. 1979. Tooled art deco / nouveau cover.. Limited. Leather Binding. Fine/No Dust Cover. Illus. by Fox, Barbara. Limited.

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

NY: The Modern Library. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1934. 1st modern library printing. Hardcover. The spine of the DJ is browning. DJ is rubbed at the corners and along the edges of the spine, with a 1/2" chip at the top of the spine. Owner's name neatly at the edge of the front flap. DJ is not stamped, as the later unsold copies evidently were. A very nice copy of a scarce book. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 218+6 pages .

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The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

London: The Grey Walls Press. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. A very good first British edition copy. Boards very slightly bowed. Glue darkening/mild foxing to endpages. The slightest foxing to text block edge. The unclipped original jacket in mylar has shallow chipping to spine head/corners, very slight soil. A tight unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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