The Great Gatsby First Edition 1925 First State / 1st Print Excellent condition
A great copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby. True first edition; first state, containing all points of issue. "Chatter" page 60, line 16. "Northern" page 119, line 22. "It's" page165, line 16. "Sick in tired" page 205, lines 9-10. "Union Street station" page 211, lines 7-8. Tight binding; clean pages; Small blemish on rear cover; light wear to corners; lacking the very scarce dust jacket. From the collection of William B Wisdom and inscribed with date Aug 20, 1925. William Faulkner William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Is sponsored annually by The Pirates Alley Society, Inc, a non-profit literary and educational organization. Overall goals of the competition are to seek out talented writers and help them improve their work, assist them in finding literary agents and, ultimately, help them find publishers. Our competition has been in continuous operation since 1992 and has a successful track record of selecting publishable winners. The track record has created respect for our competition among literary agents and acquiring editors for publishing houses.
Faulkner Societys namesake, our competition is named for literary scholar and collector. Of New Orleans, who amassed a significant collection of memorabilia related to William Faulkner. His collection is housed today in Tulane Universitys library. Wisdoms daughter, New Orleans attorney, socialite, and philanthropist. Was among earliest Faulkner Society supporters and board members.
An instigator in creating the competition, she arranged funding for our first prize for Best Novel. Benjamin created our poetry prize and underwrote it for several years.
She was a trustee of The Mary Freeman Wisdom Foundation, which has been a long time supporter of the competition. Benjamin was among the first to receive Faulkner Societys. (A Legend in Her/His Own Time) Award for community service and philanthropy. The item "The Great Gatsby First Edition 1925 First State / 1st Print Excellent condition" is in sale since Thursday, July 8, 2021.
This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "mcarter88" and is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Binding: Cloth
- Place of Publication: New York
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition
- Region: North America
- Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Topic: Literature, Modern
- Subject: Literature & Fiction
- Year Printed: 1925
- Original/Facsimile: Original