H is heart beat faster and faster as Daisys white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. At his lips touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
Here we offer a limited edition facsimile of the only extant set of unrevised galley sheets of the novel F. Scott Fitzgerald tore apart to create his classic American novel, perhaps the greatest novel ever, The Great Gatsby. In this galley stage of the publishing process, the novel is entitled Trimalchio.
This is a very high quality edition, limited to 500 copies published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2000 and featuring notes by the preeminent Fitzgerald expert Matthew J. This copy is numbered 183 of 500.
Shortly before his death, Mr. Bruccoli personally inscribed the top sheet to a friend (please see pic). Gatsby's immense import was not felt until the Army distributed copies of the book to soldiers in WWII, just after Fitzgerald's death. In 1940, as hundreds of cases of the unsold second edition of Gatsby languish in Scribners' warehouse, Fitzgerald, fearing his physical decline. Writes Max Perkins, referring to Scottie Fitzgerald, his teenaged daughter: I wish I was in print.
It will be odd a year or so from now when Scottie assures her friends I was an author and finds that no book is procurable Professionally, I know, the next move must come from me. Would the 25-cent press keep Gatsby in the public eyeor is the book unpopular. Has it had its chance?Would a popular reissue in that series with a preface not by me but by one of its admirers I can maybe pick one make it a favorite with classrooms, profs, lovers of English prose anybody. But to die, so completely and unjustly after having given so much.
Even now, there is little published in American fiction that doesnt slightly bare my stampin a small way I was an original. The galleys come in a custom archival box, which measures approximately 25 x 7 x 1-inches. They are in excellent, lightly used condition, with tape at two edges of the box's front label.
This very rare limited edition set will make a wonderful centerpiece to your collection, a savvy investment, or an exceedingly generous and thoughtful gift. Have you seen all the amazing first and rare editions of iconic books we offer?
-- other auctions of classic antiquarian literature and special gifts! Thank you for your interest! The item "The Great Gatsby Galleys, F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Facsimile 1925 First Edition" is in sale since Monday, March 18, 2019.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "iconic-books" and is located in Bronx, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.