Malcolm Cowley’s First Edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ for Sale at Sotheby’s

The Great Gatsby

Cover by Francis Cugat. (Courtesy Charles Scribner’s Sons)

Remember Gatsby fever? Like, two weeks ago when everyone was all drinking Champagne and wearing seersucker at parties? Oh, those heady days of early spring!

It’s sort of tapered off a bit. That movie blew! However, should you find yourself in need of another Gatsby fix (or, you know, if you’re just a normal person who considers the book to be an enduring American classic)–and if you have about $100,000 to $150,000 to spare–Sotheby’s is auctioning off a rare first edition of The Great Gatsby that was once owned by the author Malcolm Cowley.

The sale, which takes place June 11 in New York, will also include a group of letters in which F. Scott Fitzgerald apologizes to the host of a dinner party “for being inebriated.”

Malcolm Cowley’s First Edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ for Sale at Sotheby’s