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Fitzgerald F. Scott Flappers and Philosophers

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Flappers, socialites, and the Jazz Age are all hallmarks of one beloved American writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. His ability to peel back the layers of the wealthy and privileged to expose their coveted vulnerabilities is eloquently revealed in his precise imagery and his emotionally handicapped characters. Flappers and Philosophers offers Fitzgerald’s first collection of eight stories including “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” and “The Ice Palace.” Published by Scribner’s (New York) in 1920, the first printing had 5000 copies are valued at $500-$600 in very good condition or better. Copies in less attractive condition can be obtained for $100-$200.

We collected a sample of 9 auction results of Fitzgerald, F. Scott's Flappers and Philosophers from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $120 and the highest overall price realized was $546. The overall average price was $335 and the median price realized for the book was $375. There were 4 auctions (44%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 4 auctions (44%) exceeding the high estimates, and 1 auctions (11%) within the range of the low and high estimates.

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann May 16, 2017 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $250-$350 $375 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 14, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $250-$350 $216 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $300-$400 $500 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $200-$300 $330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 3, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $200-$300 $144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 13, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $300-$500 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York 1920 $800-$1200 $546 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $150-$250 $330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers New York Scribner's 1920 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale