This first edition, first issue of ‘The Great Gatsby’ from 1922 is one of the star lots in a sale described by Bloomsbury Auctions as “one of the most important collections of modern first editions to come onto the market in the last ten years”.
Clive Hirschhorn, the well-known
biographer, film and theatre critic of The Daily Mail and
The Sunday Express, has been collecting for nearly 30
years and a large part of the almost 500 books offered will also
interest film buffs - his special interest in cinema means there is
a particular emphasis on books which were later made into
Most landmark titles of 20th century
English and American literature are represented in the October 25
sale in London, from To Kill a Mocking Bird, Gone with
the Wind, Animal Farm and The Catcher in the
Rye to Brave New World, The Maltese Falcon,
Lord of the Flies and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
The Great Gatsby, pictured here,
is estimated at £50,000-75,000.
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