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"... My whole theory of writing
I can sum up in one sentence: An author ought to write for the youth of his own
generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward
...." from The Author's Apology, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE,
1st edition, 3rd printing, 1920.
third state dust jacket.
is first edition, first printing, with all six of the uncorrected
chatter | echolalia
northern | southern
it's | its
away | away.
- 10 sick in tired | sickantired
- 8 Union Street Station |
first edition, second printing, all of the above errors were corrected.
jacket is first edition, third state.
helpful bit of actual facts: first state (April 1925) has the lower case
"j" in Jay Gatsby on back of jacket; second state (April 1925)
has the hand-corrected or printed upper case "J" in Jay Gatsby
on back of jacket; and, the third state (August 1925) has book reviews on
back of dust jacket, as well as on both inner flaps. Otherwise, all
three dust jackets have the same iconic Francis Cugat (brother of
bandleader, Xavier) front panel.
good with several evident flaws. First: the chips. All four
corners of front panel have chips of varying dimensions, the most
significant being that over the "T" in "The."
Upper left corner has a small chip at gutter which extends over top of
head of dust jacket spine. Upper right corner of front panel has
tiny chip. Lower right corner of front panel has a noticeable chip
of about a half-inch. Lower left corner of front panel has a sliver
of a chip. Dust jacket spine has chips on head and toe, both being
noticeable. The back panel has a noticeable chip in upper right
corner. Dust jacket has light residue from damp-staining to lower
left-hand of dust jacket's front panel. Several closed-ended tears
have been conserved on back of dust jacket with neutral pH, acid-free,
removable tape. Okay, that's the negative.
dust jacket still retains deep colors and bright, haunting imagery.
there were 20,870 copies of the first edition book printed, as well as
20,870 first and second states of the dust jacket, there were only 3,000
third state jackets printed. And therefore, a first edition (first
printing or second printing) with a third state dust jacket is definitely
exceedingly difficult to acquire.
H. L. Mencken, Herschel Brickell, Joseph Hergesheimer, Carl Van Vechten,
Laurence Stallings, William Curtis, Llewellyn Jones, Edwin Clark, Isabel
Paterson, Fanny Butcher, Phil A. Kingsley, and Alexander Woollcott.
is first edition, first printing with bright and generally clean cloth
covers and spine. Front cover shows just a faint shade of
damp-staining in the lower left-hand area, matching the original dust
jacket. Gold-stamped spine is still brilliant. Binding, as
noted by Bruccoli A II.1.a, is dark bluish green B cloth (linen-like
grain). Lower right-hand corner of front cover bumped.
spine shows only a dash of wear on the "Scribners"
gold-stamp. No fraying at head or tow; however, the spine is just a
cover is near fine to fine condition, except for a miniscule dump to lower
is tight. Pages bright and clean. No signs of foxing, tears,
chips or other such damage.
woven endpapers of sized stock, as noted by Professor Bruccoli.
Also, top and bottom edges trimmed.
60, Line 16: chatter (first printing) | echolalia (changed in second
165, Line16: it's (first printing) | its (second printing)
165, Line 29 away (first printing) | away. (second printing)
first edition, second printing of, THE GREAT GATSBY -- without dust jacket
-- is also being offered with this book.
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