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This Side of Paradise
Charles Scribnerís Sons, 1920. Signed Edition Of Fitzgerald's First Book in Dust Jacket FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. Charles Scribnerís Sons, New York: 1920. First edition, third printing (issued the same month as the first and the only printing with Fitzgerald's signatures) of Fitzgerald's first novel, one of approximately 500 copies with the tipped-in "Author's Apology" leaf boldly signed in pen, "Sincerely, F. Scott Fitzgerald." Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 190 x 133 mm). [8], [1]-305, [1, blank] pp. Publisher's original full green cloth. Front board lettered in blind. Spine lettered in gilt. Fitzgerald's signature bold and fine. Near-fine cloth. Gilt bright, but just barely rubbed on a few letters. An exceptional copy. In contemporary Scribner's (not first edition) dust jacket. Jacket with a few chips along edges. Tape repairs along the joints on the inside of the jacket, barely visible on the outside of jacket. Spine of jacket a bit darkened. Overall very good. Housed in a quarter morocco over marbled boards clamshell. Third printing (the only issued with the tipped-in "Apology"), published in the same month as the first. Prepared for an American Booksellers Association convention, Fitzgerald's signed "Apology" reads: "I don't want to talk about myself because I'll admit I did that somewhat in this book. In fact, to write it took three months; to conceive it-three minutes; to collect the data in it-all my life. The idea of writing it came on the first of last July: it was a substitute form of dissipation. My whole theory of writing I ca … [Click Below for Full Description]
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