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Posted 4 years ago

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rlwindle
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First Edition of The Great Gatsby found in a box of books at an estate sale. Near perfect condition, dust jacket shows a little wear at the top and minor creasing on the cover but intact. It pays to buy boxes of books.

Due to the value of this book's dust cover, I no longer keep it at home, it resides now in a saftey deposit box. I was astounded when I found out how much the dust jacket was worth. The book's dust jacket is worth a lot more than the book, A LOT MORE.

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  1. Belltown Belltown, 4 years ago
    What a great find! Congrats!
  2. rlwindle rlwindle, 4 years ago
    Evidently whoever had this book liked F. Scott Fitzgerald, I also found a signed copy of Beloved Infidel by Sheilah Graham in the same box.
  3. fenton-hobnail fenton-hobnail, 4 years ago
    this is one of my favorite books. about 2 years ago my mother gave to me the first edition she had of this book and it was signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the title page. its one of my prized treasures. yours is also great! thanks for sharing.
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    What a great dust jacket. A beautiful colour! Do you know who created it?
  5. rlwindle rlwindle, 3 years ago
    In a 1990 F. Scott Fitzgerald seminar at the University of South Carolina, a discussion on the thematic connections between The Great Gatsby and its original dust jacket, mentioning the mystery of Francis Cugat (or F. Coradal-Cugat). Little is known about the artist responsible for the most eloquent jacket in American literary history: he was born in Spain in 1893 and raised in Cuba; he was brother of orchestra leader Xavier Cugat; he worked in Hollywood as a designer for Douglas Fairbanks; he had a one-man New York show in 1942; his death date is unknown. No other Cugat book jackets have been identified.
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks, mate! It is fanastic! Celestial Eyes!
    Have you seen this?
    http://postcardcollector.org/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=1078
    You have a very important copy! Congratulations.
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    I have seen a date of his death as being 1981.
    http://www.zdom.com/internationalartists/artistsdirectory-c26.htm
  8. rlwindle rlwindle, 3 years ago
    Vetraio50
    Thanks, I was quoted for the dust jacket and the book twice the amount in your first link, the dust jacket is in excellent condition and carries most if not all the value.
  9. ulfsurfer, 2 years ago
    The condition of this jacket is unbelievable!

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