A Big Fish That Got Away
jbkrygie at cc.owu.edu
Tue Jun 26 10:07:57 EDT 2001
Scot Kamins wrote:
> In a recent e-mail, GOODBOOKS at webtv.net said (in part):
> >At that show was a ML copy of The Great Gatsby,a presentation copy from
> >Scott to Zelda.
> >"To my darling Zelda...etc,etc,etc,"
> >Price: $2,600
> >I did not buy the book,I would do so today.
> Not nearly as big, but my tale of woe:
> Seven years ago I saw a copy of Dracula with the bat-wing DJ in a small
> shop in Burbank. I didn't buy it because I thought it was too expensive -
Not even a year ago I walked into an East Coast used
bookstore and found several flex MLs w/DJ (two
Sudermann titles, Arrowsmith, Proust) for about 8$
each. The bookseller told me she sold a pristine ML
copy of "The Great Gatsby" in DJ a few days earlier.
Later that day, at a different store, I did find fine flex
copies of Sons and Lovers and of Huysmans Against
the Grain in DJ for about $10 each. I guess that made
me feel a bit better. Not much.
Speaking of 'big fish': what is the highest price a ML
edition has sold for?
I am assuming the highest prices would be for copies
like the Gatsby Joe Hill mentions - inscribed - sold to
non-modern library collectors (not that ML collectors
won't shell out the bucks - as for the Illustrated Alice).
j b k r y g i e r
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