First Editions of Fitzgerald’s “Gatsby” and Frank Herbert’s “Dune” Come to AuctionApr 26, 2022 10:00 EDT
A first edition of The Great Gatsby signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald is available in the Fine Literature & Modern Firsts sale at Potter & Potter Auctions. It has the original publishers gilt-lettered spine. Many movie adaptations have come about based on Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, a book that explores love, passion, greed, and tragedy. The edition available in the auction was published in 1925 and signed in 1932-33 by Fitzgerald while gifting it to his friend and owner of La Paix, Margaret Turnbull. Behind the success and glitz, Fitzgerald was struggling to maintain the lavish lifestyle his family was used to. Zelda, his beloved wife, experienced mental illness. The couple rented La Paix from the Turnbulls in 1932 and 1933 because of its proximity to the Phipps Clinic, the psychiatric branch of Johns Hopkins, where Zelda was receiving treatment.
Autographed American literary classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), Windy McPherson’s Son by Sherwood Anderson, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and many more are available in this Modern Firsts auction. A book that has gained more popularity due to its recent movie adaptation is Dune by Frank Herbert. The first edition of God Emperor of Dune, signed by Herbert and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 1981, will be available in the auction. Find the listed items and more on Potter & Potter Auctions and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (236)
# of Lots:236
Price Range:$200 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
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|FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896–1940). The Great Gatsby First edition|| Estimate: |
|JOYCE, James (1882–1941). Autographed letter signed|| Estimate: |
|CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne (Mark Twain) (1835–1910)|| Estimate: |
|LEE, Harper (1926–2016). To Kill A Mockingbird|| Estimate: |
|ALBEE, Edward (1928–2016). Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?|| Estimate: |
|HERBERT, Frank (1920–1986). God Emperor of Dune|| Estimate: |