"FROM HER CORRUPTER, F. SCOTT FITZGERALD"
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. WITH: Autograph poem signed. New York, 1925.
Extraordinary presentation first edition, second printing (as almost always with inscribed copies), in the famous first-issue dust jacket, inscribed on the front free endpaper to actress Carmel Myers: "To Carmel Myers from her Corrupter, F. Scott Fitzgerald 'Don't cry, little girl, Maybe someday someone will come along who'll make you a dishonest woman.' Los Angeles." Offered together with a delightful four-line autograph poem, boldly signed, dated and presented by Fitzgerald to Myers, thanking her for her hospitality, additionally inscribed and signed by director Joseph Mankiewicz and actor George E. Stone, among others. $345,000.
“I HERE WITH PEN AND INK APPEND MY NAME”
WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. [Camden, New Jersey, 1889].
One of only 300 copies of Leaves of Grass printed in commemoration of Whitman's 70th birthday, boldly signed by Whitman on the title page, with six portraits of Whitman, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a butterfly resting on his finger. $14,500.
WITH 85 LOVELY FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED HAND-COLORED VIEWS BY BARTLETT
(TURKEY) (BARTLETT, William Henry, illustrator) PARDOE, Julia. The Beauties of the Bosphorus. London, circa 1854.
Early edition, with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, map, and 85 steel-engraved plates of Turkish views and landmarks after drawings by William Henry Bartlett—all except the map splendidly and vividly hand-colored—handsomely bound. $6000.