First Edition Points and Criteria for The Great Gatsby

Year Published: 1925
Author Last Name: Fitzgerald
Author First Name: F. Scott
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Original Price: $2.00
Pages: 218

Title page says 1925. Copyright page has Charles Scribner's Sons logo (SEAL) and no subsequent printing statements. Bound in dark green cloth with blind stamped title and author's name on front cover. Gilt lettered title, author's last name, and publisher's name on spine. Point of issue errors: page 205, lines 9-10 says "sick in tired". Page 60, line 16 says "chatter". Page 119, line 22 says "northern". Page 165, line 16 says "it's". Page 211, lines 7-8 says "Union Street station".

Dust jacket back has upper case J printed over lower case j on Jay Gatsby's name on the back panel.

The Great Gatsby is one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include Atonement and The Sun Also Rises

Picture of the 1925 first edition dust jacket for The Great Gatsby.
Picture of the 1925 first edition dust jacket for The Great Gatsby.

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Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

Identification picture of The Great Gatsby.

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Other first edition points for books by F. Scott Fitzgerald include: This Side of Paradise.

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