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Fitzgerald F. Scott The Beautiful and Damned

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

Published in 1922 by Scribner's, The Beautiful and Damned is another of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels commenting on the themes of wealth, moral corruption and relationships worn down by high expectations. In Fitzgerald's second of four complete novels, his characters Anthony and Gloria Patch experience an alcohol-fueled existence of greed and self-indulgence that challenge their ability to find happiness.  First issues have sold at auction for $5000-$9000 with dust jacket; signed copies command even more in the $17,000-$19,000 range. Books without the dust jacket begin at $300.

We collected a sample of 13 auction results of Fitzgerald, F. Scott's The Beautiful and Damned from 3 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $60 and the highest overall price realized was $19520. The overall average price was $5105 and the median price realized for the book was $5000. There were 5 auctions (56%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (22%) exceeding the high estimates, and 2 auctions (22%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a Bonhams sale on October 04, 2010 of a 1922 - Scribner's edition for $17080 that signed by the author; a Bonhams sale on October 19, 2009 of a 1922 - Scribner's edition for $19520 that with an inscription from author; a Swann sale on October 01, 2009 of a 1922 - Scribner's edition for $5520 that first issue;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Bonhams September 22, 2014 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 - $8125 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann November 21, 2013 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 $3500-$5000 $5000 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann June 21, 2012 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York 1922 $400-$600 $360 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 4, 2010 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 - $17080 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Bonhams October 19, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 - $19520 Bonhams Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned London Collins 1922 $200-$300 $300 Swann Copies for Sale
Swann October 1, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 $3000-$4000 $5520 Swann Copies for Sale
Bonhams June 10, 2009 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 - $9150 Bonhams Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 $150-$250 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann September 29, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York 1922 $500-$750 $863 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA June 2, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 $150-$250 $132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA March 24, 2005 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 $200-$300 $120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA November 18, 2004 Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned New York Scribner's 1922 $100-$150 $60 PBA Copies for Sale