[ModLib] NOT SUCH A GREAT GATSBY

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Mon Dec 29 12:21:30 EST 2008


People don't send fine 1st editions to people in mental institutions. Zelda
was still writing and editing at that time, a working copy would be
sufficient. This is 10 years after Gatsby was published. Every institution
tells you don't send anything of value.

Neal
TheBookScene.com
On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 10:28 PM, JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net> wrote:

>  If I were a writer of such merit and had great love for my wife, I should
> not present her a 95 cent reprint but rather a fine first edition of said
> work.
>
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>  None of those facts, singularly or as a group, seem enough for a
> compelling doubt, to me.
>
> In fact, reason number 3 may tend to support the authenticity of the
> signature. I can see an author presenting a signed copy to his wife of his
> very 1st work at the time of first publication. Or a copy of a later work
> that she had a connection or made a contribution to. Any other work signed
> in this fashion would possibly indicate a separation?
>
> Neal
> TheBookScene.com
>
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 5:27 PM, JOSEPH HILL <goodbooks at webtv.net> wrote:
>
>>  Last week I sold a Modern Library Price Guide to a collector of first
>> editions who specializes in Fitzgerald; why he wanted a copy of the Guide, I
>> have no idea.
>> He stated that he has three inscribed Modern Library editions of the
>> Gatsby.
>> I then told him of the inscribed copy to his wife that I had seen at a San
>> Francisco book show with my eldest daughter some thirty years ago.
>> He then gave me the following reasons why that copy may well be a fake.
>> 1,) No major Fitzgerald collector  knows of its existence.
>> 2.) Even thirty years ago, the price of $1,600 would be  low.
>> 3.) At the time the Modern Library edition was published (1934), Zelda was
>> already institutionalized.
>>
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