Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition, first printing, with "sick in tired" to p. 205. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine and in blind to front board, fore edge of text block untrimmed; lacking the extremely scarce dust jacket. Very good, with light soiling to cloth, light wear to foot of spine, a very gentle lean to spine, some offsetting to endpapers, some soiling to a few pages (particularly p. 26 and pp. 178-181), and small bookseller sticker to rear pastedown. Housed in a custom blue morocco folding case. Bruccoli A11.1.a. From B&B Desc: While it has since been regarded as a masterful piece of classic literature, The Great Gatsby did not gain popularity until after the author's death in 1940. The novel tells the story of the star-crossed lovers Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan against the backdrop of wealthy and materialistic West Egg, Long Island, during the Prohibition Era. Although Fitzgerald meant the text to be critical of the 1920's social climate, today The Great Gatsby is beloved for its vivid descriptions of extravagant parties, palatial homes, and eccentric characters that are emblematic of the Jazz Age. The text remains extremely popular today and is widely taught in schools across the United States. The first edition was printed in a run of 20,870 copies; today, Scribner's sells almost 25 times as many copies per year as printed books and e-books. Item #FSF128