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How Much is Your F. Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby First Edition (1st Edition) Worth?

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell a F. Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby first edition aka Great Gatsby 1st edition or any other autograph, books or memorabilia in our Great Gatsby first edition auction, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

Great Gatsby First Edition and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph

Few authors continue to define the landscape of American literature through timeless themes woven into elegant prose as F. Scott Fitzgerald does. Take, for instance, the powerful ending line of “The Great Gatsby”:

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Critic John Chamberlain once described Fitzgerald’s talents in his “ability to catch the flavor of a period, the fragrance of a night, a snatch of old song, in a phrase.”

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We have sold this  Great Gatsby First Edition with First Edition Dustjacket for $50,000!

Rare first edition, first printing of one of the most desired books in the history of literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ”The Great Gatsby,” published by Charles Scribner’s Sons: New York: 1925, with the nearly impossible to find first printing dustjacket. Every point is present: 1925 is printed on title page; Charles Scribner’s Sons logo appears on the copyright page with no subsequent printing statements; ”chatter” appears on page 60; ”northern” appears on page 119; ”it’s” is printed on line 16 of page 165; ”sick in tired” is found on page 205; ”Union Street station” is mistyped on line 7-8 of page 211. Bound in dark green cloth boards with title and author’s name blind-stamped to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Francis Cugat’s scarce original unrestored first printing dustjacket has the lowercase ”j” in ”jay Gatsby” on the back panel hand-corrected in ink.

Great Gatsby First Edition

Great Gatsby First Edition with Great Gatsby First Edition Dustjacket

Great Gatsby First Edition

Great Gatsby First Edition with Great Gatsby First Edition Dustjacket

Also, we have sold these F. Scott Fitzgerald autograph in books & manuscripts:

Great Gatsby First Edition

F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph in Books & Manuscripts

Two incredible unpublished, handwritten poems penned by Fitzgerald in the 1930s. With this one-of-a-kind lot we include a signed first printing of his last novel, “Tender is the Night.”

It’s truly an extraordinary collection, adding to the catalogue raisonne of Fitzgerald’s known works.  This is way more rare and valuable than a Great Gatsby first edition; although a Great Gatsby first edition with the original dust jacket is worth more.

The original prose was written for the acclaimed actress Helen Hayes’ daughter Mary MacArthur, who died of polio at the young age of 19. Her father, Charles MacArthur was a well-known screenwriter and playwright.

Great Gatsby First Edition

Great Gatsby First Edition

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Great Gatsby First Edition

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At the time he writes the first poem in 1931, Fitzgerald was actually completing “Tender is the Night” while caring for his ailing wife, Zelda, whose mental illness had left her hospitalized in 1930. Fitzgerald hand-writes the first, shorter poem in green ink. The second prose poem is longer and was written in 1937.

Great Gatsby First Edition

F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph on a Handwritten Poem

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He signs and inscribes a first edition, first printing of “Tender is the Night” to Helen Hayes, listing the name of Hayes’ husband “Charlie”, her name “Helen”, and signs simply, “Scott”. Opposite he inscribes the front pastedown “Nyack N.Y. / Mr. Charlie MacArthur / Miss Helen Hayes”.

Great Gatsby First Edition

F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph in “Tender is the Night”

Great Gatsby First Edition

F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph in “Tender is the Night”

If you are looking to auction, buy, consign or sell a F. Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby first edition aka Great Gatsby 1st edition or any other autograph, books or memorabilia in our Great Gatsby first edition auction, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call (310) 440-2982.

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