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F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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. 122923
    A remarkable survival of the original programme from the first tour of Fitzgerald's two-act musical comedy, presented by the Princeton Triangle Club. After premiering at Princeton on 19 December 1914, the Club went on a 3,500-mile Christmas tour, performing at Brooklyn, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Chicago,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 122923

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  2. 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... Learn More

    Regular Price: £32,500

    Special Price £24,375

    Stock Code: 82011

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  3. 111062
    First edition, first printing in the exceptionally scarce first issue jacket, with the the over-price sticker of $1.75 to the spine panel (Bruccoli notes that "priority is undetermined" between his and jackets without the price). With this novel Fitzgerald more or less invented the roaring Twenties, or at least positioned... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 111062

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  4. 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... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 111821

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  5. This Side of Paradise.
    First edition, first printing, of Fitzgerald's debut novel, one of 3,000 copies. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

    Special Price £750

    Stock Code: 30627

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    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 46290

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  7. 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

    Regular Price: £27,500

    Special Price £20,625

    Stock Code: 80705

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  8. The Beautiful and Damned.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £12,500

    Special Price £9,375

    Stock Code: 50447

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  9. 46104
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 46104

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  10. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 36238

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  11. 43653

    Regular Price: £1,375

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    Stock Code: 43653

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  12. 123610
    First edition, first printing. This anthology of popular fiction from 1922 includes F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Two for a Cent", first published in The Metropolitan Magazine in April 1922 and collected in Fitzgerald's posthumous The Price Was High in 1979. Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 123610

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  13. 1
    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.... Learn More
    £275,000

    Stock Code: 102632

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  14. 117556comp
    First edition, first printing, first state. Presentation copy to Heywood Broun, one of the seven extant examples known of the earliest possible authorial presentation copies. With Fitzgerald's contemporary signed presentation slip pasted onto the front pastedown, "Mistah Broun, You see, my idea is that if I send you a copy,... Learn More
    £225,000

    Stock Code: 117556

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  15. 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... Learn More
    £395

    Stock Code: 114323

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  16. 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... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106919

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  17. 46292
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 46292

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  18. 62672
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 62672

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  19. 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... Learn More

    Regular Price: £9,600

    Special Price £7,200

    Stock Code: 44746

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  20. 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,... Learn More

    Regular Price: £7,500

    Special Price £5,625

    Stock Code: 82643

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    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... Learn More

    Regular Price: £9,600

    Special Price £7,200

    Stock Code: 44744

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  22. Tender is the Night.
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with the T. S. Eliot review to the front flap. Tender is the Night was Fitzgerald's fourth novel coming some nine years after the publishing triumph that was The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald set out to write an important and in many ways revolutionary work of fiction.... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 96652

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  23. i1
    A fine and longish letter in which Fitzgerald discusses Seldes's edition of Ring Lardner, a possible evening of one-act plays, and reviews of Tender Is the Night: "Just read the Lardner collection [First and Last]. At first I was disappointed because I had expected there would be enough stuff for an omnibus and I still feel... Learn More

    Regular Price: £12,500

    Special Price £9,375

    Stock Code: 44748

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  24. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.
    Fitzgerald writes two weeks after the publication of Tender Is the Night: "Thank you for your appreciation of the novel. I never had any doubt after the weeks and months of half-sleepless work on the thing that it had some special merit and value but it is so nice to see an appreciation of it so early embodied - especially... Learn More

    Regular Price: £10,750

    Special Price £8,063

    Stock Code: 44749

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    Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Baltimore, March 26, 1934, announcing an exhibition of Zelda's paintings, and urging him to attend. Learn More

    Regular Price: £4,250

    Special Price £3,188

    Stock Code: 44750

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  26. 106935
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 106935

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  27. Taps at Reveille.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £3,500

    Special Price £2,625

    Stock Code: 49478

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  28. Taps at Reveille.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,375

    Special Price £921

    Stock Code: 62671

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  29. 1
    First edition, first printing of the author's final and unfinished masterpiece. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 87524

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  30. The Last Tycoon.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 108212

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  31. 118540
    First edition, first printing of the author's final and unfinished masterpiece. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 118540

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  32. 114186
    First edition, first printing, first issue binding, of this posthumous collection of previously unpublished Fitzgerald material. From the library of noted Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), though not marked as such. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 114186

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  33. 123518
    First Gray Walls Press edition of Fitzgerald's novel, originally published in 1934. The Grey Walls Press editions of Fitzgerald's novels are admired for their bold and attractive dust jackets. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 123518

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  34. The Pat Hobby Stories.
    First edition, first printing. A collection of Fitzgerald's stories about Pat Hobby, a Hollywood writer "who was hot stuff when the movies were dumb", published in Esquire magazine between January 1940 and May 1941. Fitzgerald had himself worked, frustratingly, as a Hollywood screenwriter, and these experiences influenced... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 93532

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  35. Velikii Getsbi [The Great Gatsby].
    First Russian edition, first printing of the author's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Very uncommon, and rare in this condition. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 96857

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  36. Crazy Sundays: F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood.
    First edition, first printing, with the title taken from Fitzgerald's short story, Crazy Sunday, published in the October 1932 issue of American Mercury. Learn More

    Regular Price: £65

    Special Price £33

    Stock Code: 103363

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  37. 118762
    Photograph inscribed by Fitzgerald "Yours in ironic humor, F. Scott Fitzgerald". Also inscribed by the recipient "Received as given in gentle humor, J. Biggs". This passport photo was probably obtained in anticipation of Fitzgerald's aborted Russian trip, and the image was later used as the frontispiece of Mizener's Fitzgerald... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 118762

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