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A Rare First Edition of ‘The Great Gatsby’ Lists at $360,000

The book is an ultra-rare example of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel—and is priced accordingly.

A first edition of The Great Gatsby carries a price tag of almost $360,000.

A first edition of The Great Gatsby carries a price tag of almost $360,000.

Source: Peter Harrington

High schoolers, beware: Before you annotate your next copy of The Great Gatsby, check the publication date. It might be worth a fortune.

The Great Gatsby is considered, in collecting terms, the No. 1 American novel to collect,” says the London-based rare book dealer Peter Harrington. “A lot of that has to do with the dust jacket—people just seem to desperately want it.”