The Great Gatsby book cover collection

May 7, 2013

14document-custom2
14document-custom12
14document-custom20

Check out this amazing collection of the myriad of The Great Gatsby book covers, collected by scholar and F. Scott Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli who spent his adult life stockpiling them.

“…today his trove is not only one of the world’s most complete collections but also an illuminating cross section of 83 years of book design. Now housed at the University of South Carolina, the collection is worth several million dollars but Bruccoli, who died in 2008, claimed he was never motivated by money. “You don’t buy books as an investment,” he said. “You buy them because it gives you pleasure to read them, to touch them . . . to see them on shelves.”

Via The New York Times

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }