In terms of backlist sales alone, Scribner made one heck of a deal when it put F. Scott Fitzgerald under contract. The publishing house has issued elegant editions of his work for a century and still it beats on: today, a new set of five “collectible” hardcover editions become available featuring mod dust jacket designs (see above).
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Boston — With over 1,100 lots up for bidding, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is set to be a record-breaker.
Top lots include first edition books signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, letters by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, contracts signed by Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig, and a wide variety of entertainment autographs including Marylin Monroe, Walt Disney, and
On 11 June 2013 the Books and Manuscripts sale at Sotheby’s New York will include a particularly important first edition of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which once belonged to the critic and author Malcolm Cowley. Although the sales at the time were disappointing in comparison to the author’s
Auctioneers at Lyon & Turnbull sold a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby for £1875 on the eve of the premiere of the new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The book valued at £700 is from one of the most remarkable private libraries of English literature to come to auction.
The library, sold for
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — "Rarely can you see, let alone own, a handwritten manuscript by someone like F. Scott Fitzgerald," said Nate D. Sanders, who is auctioning the original poem. "It's an extraordinary finding that comes along maybe once every 10 to 20 years."
Unearthed from the estate of actress Helen Hayes, whom Fitzgerald became close to during the 1930s, Fitzgerald's