Sunday, December 02, 2012

Christie's announces Sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, including Americana - 1st edition The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. Estimate: $120,000–180,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012.

NEW YORK, NY.- On December 7, Christie's New York will present two sales offering The Derrydale Press Books from the Le Vivier Library and Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including Americana, which includes over 200 works including two important Revolutionary War maps, an important letter by George Washington, an original draft of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, printed books from the 15th century, an important maritime atlas, and first editions of the most celebrated 20th century novels, among many others. The collection of The Derrydale Press Books from the Le Vivier Library includes over 150 rare, original manuscripts and drawings, books, printing plates and scarce ephemera of the highest quality. The Derrydale Press was founded by Eugene V. Connett, III, after his family’s beaver hat-making company was liquidated in 1925. He soon became ... 

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