The Most Beautiful Cover Designs of The Great Gatsby

atkins-bookshelf-booksSince its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has sold more than 25 million copies. A first edition, with an original dust jacket in good condition is worth between $100,00 to $150,000. Recently, the editorial team at AbeBooks reviewed all 30 dustjackets and cover designs for The Great Gatsby in their archives and ranked them according to their beauty. Here are the top ten most beautiful cover designs of The Great Gatsby (publisher followed by publication date):

1. Featuring the iconic artwork, “Celestial Eyes” by Spanish artist Francis Cugat (Francisco Coradal-Cougat); Charles Scribner’s Sons; 1925

2. Cover design available as a limited edition print by London designer Aled Lewis (2013)

3. Polish edition, Libros; 2002

4. First Sweish edition, Wahlstrom and Widstrand; 1928

5. First German edition, Th. Knaur Nachf; 1928

6. Barcelona edition, Jose Janes; 1953

7. Buenos Aires edition, Futuro; 1946

8. Orange and off-white paperback cover, Penguin, 1940

9. Cover art featuring a nude woman, Penguin, 1969

10. Pulp edition, Bantam; 1951

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For further reading: https://www.abebooks.com/books/features/vintage-dust-jackets.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-CPrpt19-h00-vintagAH-123324GN-_-01cta&abersp=1#collection
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-f-scott-fitzgerald-judged-gatsby-by-its-cover-61925763/
aledknowsbest.com/post/50487220989/gatsby-book-cover-design-for-the-great-gatsby
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_books

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