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FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

Rare books by F. Scott Fitzgerald, including first editions and signed copies.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American author of novels and short stories set largely during the 1920s, the decade for which he coined the term “Jazz Age”. Fitzgerald began writing early in life, publishing his first novel at the age of twenty-four. This Side of Paradise was a semi-autobiographical work based on his college years and his courting of the debutante Zelda Sayre.

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  1. This Side of Paradise.

    This Side of Paradise.

    First edition, first printing, of Fitzgerald's debut novel, one of 3,000 copies. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published:

    Stock Code: 30627

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  2. This Side of Paradise.

    This Side of Paradise.

    First edition, first printing, of Fitzgerald's debut novel, one of 3,000 copies. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York:

    Stock Code: 43113

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  3. Flappers and Philosophers.
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published:

    Stock Code: 46290

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  4. This Side of Paradise.
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    This Side of Paradise.

    The "Author's Apology" edition, signed by the author; first edition, third printing, prepared for distribution to American Booksellers Association, with a tipped-in leaf entitled "Author's Apology" signed by Fitzgerald, "Sincerely, Scott Fitzgerald". Issued the same month as the first, the third printing included an unknown number of copies prepared with this tipped-in page printed on glossy paper and signed by Fitzgerald; Bruccoli notes there were "probably 500 copies" treated in this way. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 111821

    Signed: Yes

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  5. This Side of Paradise.
    signed

    This Side of Paradise.

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Compliments & luck to Whitney Darrow from F Scott Fitzgerald April 2nd 1920 New York City". The inscription is in two parts, Fitzgerald having apparently signed and dated the copy first, before adding the salutation to the recipient above. The recipient was the elder of the two Whitney Darrows (father and son) with each of whom Fitzgerald held a long acquaintance. Learn More
    £32,500

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 82011

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Flappers and Philosophers.
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106854

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  7. This Side of Paradise.
    signed

    This Side of Paradise.

    First edition, second printing (same month as the first). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Peggy Boyd, from F. Scott Fitzgerald, with many thanks for her work for ‘The Little Friends of Jugo-Slovakian Children' — this humble prize for the Most Tickets Sold For The Bazzaar [sic]. Bravo! Bravo! Keep up your kind acts and Our Celestial Backer will never let you be sorry. Learn More
    £37,500

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 110641

    Signed: Yes

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  8. The Beautiful and Damned.
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published:

    Stock Code: 41548

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  9. The Beautiful and Damned.
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

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    Stock Code: 50447

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  10. The Beautiful and Damned.

    The Beautiful and Damned.

    First edition, first impression, first issue dust jacket with the title in outline on the front panel. Fitzgerald's second novel. Exceedingly scarce in this condition. Learn More
    £27,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 80705

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  11. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 36238

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  12. The Great Gatsby.
    signed

    The Great Gatsby.

    First edition, first printing. A superb presentation to "the original Gatsby", inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold Goldman, The original 'Gatsby' of this story, with thanks for letting me reveal these secrets of his past. Alcatraz, Cell Block 17 (I'll be out soon, kid. Remember me to the mob. Fitzgerald)." Harold Goldman (1889-1956) was a screenwriter at MGM from about 1935 until 1940. Learn More
    £275,000

    Date of Publication: 1925

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 102632

    Signed: Yes

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  13. All the Sad Young Men.

    All the Sad Young Men.

    First edition, first printing, of "Fitzgerald's strongest collection, with four major stories ('The Rich Boy', ‘Winter Dreams', ‘Absolution', and ‘The Sensible Thing') as well as five commercial stories … As was his custom, Fitzgerald polished the magazine texts of these stories. He was convinced that the book publication of stories affected his reputation, whereas the magazine appearances were ignored by the critics" (Bruccoli, Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, p. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106919

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  14. All the Sad Young Men.

    All the Sad Young Men.

    Ownership stamp to front free endpaper, ownership inscription to half-title. Some light marks to covers, slight coffee cup mark to rear cover, a little wear to tips. A very good copy.
    First edition, first printing, of "Fitzgerald's strongest collection, with four major stories ('The Rich Boy', ‘Winter Dreams', ‘Absolution', and ‘The Sensible Thing') as well as five commercial stories … As was his custom, Fitzgerald polished the magazine texts of these stories. He was convinced that the book publication of stories affected his reputation, whereas the magazine appearances were ignored by the critics" (Bruccoli, Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, p. Learn More
    £395

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 114323

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  15. All the Sad Young Men.

    All the Sad Young Men.

    First edition, first printing. A very attractive copy in the first state of the dust jacket with the girl's lips entire (later states show the inking of the lips deteriorating) and the type intact on pages 38 and 248. All the Sad Young Men was Fitzgerald's strongest collection, with four major stories (The Rich Boy, Winter Dreams, Absolution, and The Sensible Thing) as well as five commercial stories … As was his custom, Fitzgerald polished the magazine texts of these stories. Learn More
    £4,250

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115007

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  16. Two page ALS beginning The doll was beautiful. I sleep with it.
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    Two page ALS beginning The doll was beautiful. I sleep with it.

    Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from "Ellerslie," Edgemoor, Delaware. Undated, but probably 1927. Fitzgerald is clearly in a jolly holiday mood. "The doll was beautiful - I sleep with it. You are the dearest grandmother a little girl ever had...As I sit here in my spacious twenty room mansion, hearing the howling of the winds outside and the groans of my toiling servants below, I think of how wonderful it is to be born a German princelet. Learn More
    £9,000

    Date of Publication: [c.1927]

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    Stock Code: 44747

    Signed: Yes

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  17. One page ALS, beginning I was delighted, so was Zelda, to hear that you are back in Europe.
    signed

    One page ALS, beginning I was delighted, so was Zelda, to hear that you are back in Europe.

    Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from France. Undated, but likely in 1929. "I was delighted, so was Zelda, to hear that you're back in Europe. Ring [Lardner] sent me a clipping about your play - I know how it feels to see one go pop before your eyes and I deeply sympathized with you...Zelda has been sick on and off for a year and we've come to this little lost town for a widely famed salt cure for her. Learn More
    £9,600

    Date of Publication: [c.1929]

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    Stock Code: 44746

    Signed: Yes

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  18. "One page ALS, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning....""
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    "One page ALS, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning....""

    Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Switzerland, where Zelda was being treated at a clinic. Undated, 1930-1931. Fitzgerald thanks him for a check, "...just emerging in company with Zelda from the biggest muddle we ever got into...Zelda is so near well that its now a question of a few weeks - but she had a damn narrow escape from permanent neurasthenia or worse. Learn More
    £9,600

    Date of Publication: [c.1930

    Published:

    Stock Code: 44744

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Inscribed postcard and original photograph.
    signed

    Inscribed postcard and original photograph.

    Inscribed postcard and original photograph from F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's 1930 trip to North Africa, undertaken shortly before Zelda's first breakdown. On the postcard Fitzgerald has written, "Dear Helen Thompson, just "The Sahara" will reach me - or "Sheikh Fitzgerald - Africa". Sometimes tho I call at the [?] Trust, 4 Place de la Concorde & take my mail away in a truck (a toy truck!), Scott Fitzgerald". Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: North Africa

    Stock Code: 82643

    Signed: Yes

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  20. Tender is the Night.

    Tender is the Night.

    A Romance.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £10,000

    Date of Publication: 1934

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 71276

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