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Fitzgerald F. Scott The Great Gatsby

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

A green light from a distant dock  is the inspiring iconic image from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s flagship novel The Great Gatsby published by Scribner’s (New York) in 1925. The idealistic Jay Gatsby, from modest beginnings to tycoon status, believes he may regain the love of his Daisy through calculated but sincere means. A first issue of this American treasure  is prized at auctions, going for $180,000 and even more if signed. Look for the dust jacket  in the corrected first state, with a lowercase "j" in Jay Gatsby on the rear panel hand-corrected in ink to upper-case by the publisher.  High demand for this classic keep prices up even for second state printings of first editions which command as much as $35,000.

We collected a sample of 63 auction results of Fitzgerald, F. Scott's The Great Gatsby from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $156 and the highest overall price realized was $191000. The overall average price was $10907 and the median price realized for the book was $1952. There were 12 auctions (27%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 20 auctions (44%) exceeding the high estimates, and 13 auctions (29%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Bonhams sale on June 16, 2015 of a 1925 - Scribner's edition for $191000 that with an inscription from author to Harold Goldman; a Bonhams sale on June 10, 2009 of a 1925 - Scribner's edition for $182000 that described as "an attractive, basically unrestored example";

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Bonhams December 6, 2017 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $62500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA October 5, 2017 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $600-$900 $1680 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 27, 2017 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $2000-$3000 $5100 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 7, 2017 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $4750 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 16, 2017 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $800-$1200 $1690 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1800-$2500 $3000 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1200-$1800 $875 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA November 3, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Limited Editions Club 1980 $200-$300 $228 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 30, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby San Francisco Arion Press 1984 $700-$1000 $1200 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $4000-$6000 $5000 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 18, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1800-$2500 $2250 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 21, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $500-$800 $900 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 14, 2016 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Limited Editions Club 1980 $200-$300 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 10, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1200-$1800 $2125 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 25, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $800-$1200 $1080 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann June 17, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1800-$2500 $4160 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 16, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $191000 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 16, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $37500 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA May 28, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1000-$1500 $960 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA April 16, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1000-$1500 $1680 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams April 13, 2015 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $1750 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 18, 2014 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $5000-$7500 $12500 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 31, 2014 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1500-$2000 $2700 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $2000-$3000 $4750 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1200-$1800 $1875 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 13, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $400-$700 $510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA May 9, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York The Modern Library 1934 $250-$350 $156 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 20, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $800-$1200 $2040 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA July 5, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $800-$1200 $1440 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA July 5, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby San Francisco Arion Press 1984 $800-$1200 $540 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 15, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1500-$2000 $1080 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann February 23, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby San Francisco 1984 $4000-$6000 $5280 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA December 1, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1000-$1500 $1200 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 22, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $1504 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 22, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $3416 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 22, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $854 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 12, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby San Francisco 1984 $500-$750 $1140 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1500-$2000 $1920 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 13, 2011 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $1952 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 4, 2010 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $1830 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams February 14, 2010 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $73200 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams December 15, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $854 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA October 22, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1500-$2000 $1440 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York 1925 $1000-$1500 $2040 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 18, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1500-$2000 $1440 PBA Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 10, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $182000 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 10, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $3660 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA May 28, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby San Francisco Arion Press 1984 $1200-$1800 $720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $2500-$3500 $1920 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York New Directions 1946 $300-$500 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $1500-$2500 $2040 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA June 12, 2008 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $700-$1000 $600 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann November 29, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York 1925 $2000-$3000 $2160 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 20, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby San Francisco Arion Press 1984 - $2400 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 17, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York 1925 $800-$1200 $3120 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann May 17, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby London Chatto and Windus 1926 $1000-$1500 $735 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann April 19, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 $15000-$25000 $14400 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann April 19, 2007 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1926 $5000-$7000 $5040 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 27, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $2688 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann May 25, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York 1925 $800-$1200 $2990 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 14, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $3525 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York 1925 $600-$900 $1955 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams November 23, 2004 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby New York Scribner's 1925 - $1410 Bonhams Copies for Sale