5 December 2017
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF NICHOLAS PATRICK BECK
FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT (1896-1940). The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.
A presentation copy of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, inscribed by the author, "For Esther Sidman on her 21st birthday from her admirer. F Scott Fitzgerald, Hollywood, 1938." This copy from the first edition, second printing, consisting of 3000 copies, published in August 1925. Bruccoli A11.1.b.
Octavo (191 x 130mm). Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, fore-edges uncut. Dust-jacket fragment only, tipped to lower cover; in a custom half morocco slipcase. Provenance: Esther Sidman (inscription from the author, bookplate).
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