[ModLib] Highest asking price record for a ML volume?

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Fri Jul 5 05:42:14 EDT 2013

 <modlib at thuban.owu.edu>New Abebooks Listing
>From Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member (London, United Kingdom)

The Great Gatsby.
Published by New York: The Modern Library, 1934


8vo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained red,
pattened endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the frayed
dust jacket with a repaiered split at one fold. First Modern Library
Edition; with a new introduction by the author. Presentation copy;
inscribed by the author "With best wishes from F. Scott Fitzgerald to his
neighbor in Tryon." Additionally annoted in ink by the author at the top
margin of the introduction, "Very bad introduction." Recipient's ink
inscription on the half-title "Marion B. Greene. Tryon - 1935." Marion
Bristow Greene hailed origianlly from Providence, Rhode Island and was in
all likelihood staying at the Oak Hall Hotel or very nearby in Tryon, North
Carolina at the same time as Fitzgerald in February, 1935, only five months
or so after the publication of this edition. Tryon's climate drew visitors
who suffered from or feared tuberculosis. This copy is bound in brown
cloth, one of several variant colours. Lacking the remainder ("discontinued
title") stamp often or even usually found, a poignant reminder of how far
the author's reputation and popularity had fallen in such a short time.
Bookseller Inventory # 82106

Price: US$ 58,097.55
Price: £ 37500.00
Neal Fenty
Bookscene at Gmail.com
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