F. Scott Fitzgerald Rare Books And Memorabilia

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Rare Books And Memorabilia are collectible items relating to the renowned American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Brief history/biography

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (commonly known as F. Scott Fitzgerald) was born on September 24th, 1896 and died on December 21st, 1940. Fitzgerald was an American author who wrote famous novels such as The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender is the Night (1934), and also wrote numerous short stories as well.

Some of the other notable novels Fitzgerald penned include This Side of Paradise (1920), and The Beautiful and Damned (1922), and some of his popular short story collections include Flappers and Philosophers (1920), Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), and many more.

Types of F. Scott Fitzgerald Rare Books And Memorabilia

Books

  • Sotheby's in New York sold the first edition copy of Flappers and Philosophers (1920) for $120,000 in April of 2004, and the first edition of The Great Gatsby (1925) for $153,600 in April of 2004.

  • Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold the first edition of The Great Gatsby (1925) for $57,500 in June of 2008.

Christie's in New York sold:

  • The first edition of Flappers and Philosophers (1920) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $47,000 in April of 2000.
  • Another first edition of Flappers and Philosophers (1920) which was also signed by Fitzgerald for $41,125 in December of 2000.
  • The first edition of This Side of Paradise (1920) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $35,850 in October of 2002.
  • A first edition copy of Tender is the Night (1934) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $119,500 in October of 2002.
  • Another first edition copy of the same title which was also signed by Fitzgerald for $30,550 in December of 2000.
  • A first edition copy of Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $44,650 in December of 2000.
  • A first edition copy of Tender is the Night (1934) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $48,000 in June of 2005.
  • A first edition copy of The Beautiful and Damned (1922) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $38,240 in October of 2002.
  • A first edition copy of The Great Gatsby (1925) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $58,750 in May of 2001.
  • Another first edition copy of the same title which was also signed by Fitzgerald for $163,500 in October of 2002.
  • A first edition copy of Tender is the Night (1934) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $35,250 in May of 2001.
  • Another first edition copy of The Great Gatsby (1925) which was signed by Fitzgerald for $63,000 in October of 1995.

Documents

Sotheby's in New York sold:

  • The typescript of the short story "Basil and Cleopatra" (1929) for $84,000 in November of 2004.
  • Another typescript of the short story "The Freshest Boy," (1928) for $108,000 in April of 2004.
  • An autographed letter written by Fitzgerald to Marya Mannes (circa 1925) for $90,000 in April of 2004.

  • Christie's in New York sold a typescript of the short story "At Your Age" (1929) which included Fitzgerald's autograph for $63,000 in June of 1999.

Guide for collectors

First edition copies of The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender is the Night (1934) are considered to be the most valuable, especially if they were once signed by Fitzgerald.

Restoration of a first edition copy of any of Fitzgerald's books is not recommended.

For more information on where to find F. Scott Fitzgerald memorabilia, visit authors.simonandschuster.ca.

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