22 May 2001
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
8o. Original green cloth (gilt rubbed on spine; rectangular offset from newspaper clipping to inscription and signature on front endpaper).
FIRST EDITION, second state. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY FITZGERALD on the front free endpaper: "For Howard Ballantyne (Agent 16 of the C.I.O.) from comrade Scott Fitzgerald A story with criminals, crimes and a mystery, as ordered. 1937 [below Fitzgerald has drawn a sketch of a hammer and sickle]." Bruccoli A11.1.b.
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