2 December 2003
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: The Scribner Press for Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925.
8° (189 x 130mm). (Occasional light marking.) Original green cloth, lettered in blind on the upper board and in gilt on the spine (extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, spine slightly leant).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 'A PROSE POEM OF DELIGHT AND SADNESS' (Connolly). The present copy has the points required of the first issue: 'chatter' for 'echolalia' (p.60); 'northern' for 'southern' (p.119); 'it's' for 'its' and 'away' for 'away.' (p.165); 'sick in tired' for 'sickantired' (p.205); 'Union Street station' for 'Union Station' (p.211). Bruccoli F. Scott Fitzgerald A11.1a; Connolly 100 Key Books of the Modern Movement 48.
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