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Fitzgerald F. Scott Taps at Reveille

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Taps at Reveille seems a fitting title for what was to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final short story collection published in 1935 by Scribner’s (New York). With the glittering Jazz Age behind him, Fitzgerald compiled eighteen tales with many addressing the disillusionment brought on in the 1930s including “Babylon Revisited.” The story mirrors much of what its author faced in the aftermath of success and excess when the Stock Market Crash jolts lives unexpectedly. This is the last of his works to be published before Fitzgerald’s death. First editions were published with red, white, and black dust jacket. Only 5100 copies of first and second state. Copies of the first issue in very good condition with the jacket can attract as much as $5000. First edition, second state in good condition without the jacket can be obtained for $100-$400.

We collected a sample of 14 auction results of Fitzgerald, F. Scott's Taps at Reveille from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $96 and the highest overall price realized was $5000. The overall average price was $1060 and the median price realized for the book was $235. There were 6 auctions (43%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 3 auctions (21%) exceeding the high estimates, and 5 auctions (36%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Swann sale on May 18, 2016 of a 1935 - Scribner's edition for $5000 that described as "an unusually good copy"; a PBA sale on January 26, 2006 of a 1935 - Scribner's edition for $3300 that described as " beautiful, clean copy";

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
PBA July 14, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $300-$500 $390 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $3000-$4000 $5000 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 28, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $200-$300 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $250-$350 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA December 13, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $400-$700 $240 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 17, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York 1935 $2000-$3000 $2400 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA December 14, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $150-$250 $96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA September 28, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $120-$180 $108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $2500-$3500 $3300 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York 1935 $200-$300 $230 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $500-$800 $300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 18, 2004 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $100-$150 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 22, 2003 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York 1935 $2000-$3000 $2070 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA December 6, 2001 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille New York Scribner's 1935 $100-$150 $228 PBA Copies for Sale