This is something for you to look for at each and every garage sale, tag sale, estate sale, and book sale from now on. It looks very ordinary so you will have to look carefully. This is what all the booksellers refer to as a Modern First.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925
Original dark green cloth stamped in blind and gilt, with dust jacket.
Considered by experts as quite possibly "the most expensive piece of Twentieth Century printed paper in book collecting." The dust jacket is an exceptionally rare find, which clearly contributed to the book far surpassing its estimate of $80/120,000 and ultimately fetching $180,000 — a world record price for any Gatsby. Read about other big ticket items that sold at Bonham's Auction.
I am right on schedule with my outside work trying to get a jump on fall. I was cutting down my giant weeds by moonlight last night. Really! I didn't come inside until 8:15. I hope the moon casts a giant hex on them for next year.
The weather is absolutely fabulous and there is no rain predicted for the next week. Cool and crisp with no humidity. Perfect for doing hard work outside. I am feeling very fulfilled about being so independent and doing everything myself since everybody else I know uses an outside service.
Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary