FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

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.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise.

    New York : 1920

    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... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 124266

  2. This Side of Paradise.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise.

    New York : 1920

    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... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 111821

  3. Flappers and Philosophers.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers.

    New York : 1920

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 46290

  4. The Beautiful and Damned.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned.

    New York : 1922

    First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket with the title in outline on the front panel. This is Fitzgerald's second novel; uncommon in the first issue dust jacket. Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 50447

  5. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 43653

  6. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Vegetable or from President to Postman.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, first printing of Fitzgerald's only stage play, a political satire about a postman who dreams of becoming president of the United States and succeeds. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 36238

  7. The Great Gatsby.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first printing, first state of the text: with "chatter" on p. 60, line 16, "northern" on p. 119, line 22, "it's" on p. 165, line 16, "away" on p. 165, line 29, "sick in tired" on p. 205, lines 9-10, and "Union Street station" on p. 211, lines 7-8. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 134260

  8. The Great Gatsby.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first printing, first state of the text: with "chatter" on p. 60, line 16, "northern" on p. 119, line 22, "it's" on p. 165, line 16, "away" on p. 165, line 29, "sick in tired" on p. 205, lines 9-10, and "Union Street station" on p. 211, lines 7-8. Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 133668

  9. All the Sad Young Men.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men.

    1926

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 62672

  10. All the Sad Young Men.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men.

    New York : 1926

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 46292

  11. One page ALS, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. One page ALS, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."

    [c.1930-31]

    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... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 44744

  12. Tender is the Night.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This is a superb copy of Fitzgerald's magnificent yet maligned follow-up to The Great Gatsby. It is one of 19 copies specially signed by the author for the booksellers Hochschild, Kohn & Co. of Baltimore, with their ticket on the rear pastedown.... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 136034

  13. Tender is the Night.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.

    New York : 1934

    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, appearing some nine years after The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald set out to write an important and in many ways revolutionary work of fiction. Structurally complex, topically dangerous and personally... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 124269

  14. Tender is the Night.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to his sometime lover, Margaret Case Harriman, "For Margaret Harriman, who has inspired all my books this tale of our life together in Switzerland, France & U.S.S.R. from Her Chattel F. Scott Fitzgerald July 1935", together with a line clipped from a pencilled... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 125792

  15. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in ink) to Gilbert Seldes.

    Baltimore : 1934

    Seldes gave Tender Is the Night a rave review in the New York Evening Journal on the day of publication, 12 April 1934. Fitzgerald writes two weeks later to thank him: " 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... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 124321

  16. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in pencil) to Gilbert Seldes in New York.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Typed letter signed ("Scott" in pencil) to Gilbert Seldes in New York.

    1934

    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 that it could have stood more... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 44748

  17. Taps at Reveille.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing, first issue, with pp. 349-352 in uncorrected first state. The fourth and final collection of short stories Fitzgerald published in his lifetime was published 20 March 1935 in an edition of 5,100 copies. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 49478

  18. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.

    [Asheville, NC : 1936]

    Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October.

    The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is... Learn More
    £95,000.00

    Stock Code: 100917

  19. The Bodley Head Scott Fitzgerald.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Bodley Head Scott Fitzgerald.

    London : 1958-63

    First editions, first impressions, of the only collected edition of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald ever printed. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 134165

  20. 143385
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Pat Hobby Stories.

    New York : 1962

    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 writer, and these experiences influenced the Pat Hobby stories as well as... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 143385

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