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. Complete set of works published in the author's lifetime, all first editions.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Complete set of works published in the author's lifetime, all first editions.

    New York : 1920-41

    First edition, first printing, of every book published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his lifetime, and his posthumous Last Tycoon, together comprising five novels, four short story collections, and one play, uniformly bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco. Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 140791

  2. 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

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

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first printing, first state, a beautiful copy, the lettering to the spine especially bright. Although it did not initially sell well on publication, The Great Gatsby has come to be regarded as one of the all-time great American novels, perhaps the defining cultural artefact of the Jazz Age.

    The first state points are: "chatter"... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 150713

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

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first state, with "chatter" p.60:16, "northern" p.119:22, "sick in tired" p.205:9-10, and "Union Street station" p. 211:7-8.

    Although it did not sell well on publication, The Great Gatsby has come to be regarded as one of the all-time great American novels, perhaps the defining cultural artefact of the Jazz Age. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 144641

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

    New York : 1925

    First edition, first printing, first state, with the rear panel of the rare first issue jacket pasted on the inside rear cover. Although it did not sell well on publication, The Great Gatsby has come to be regarded as one of the all-time great American novels, perhaps the defining cultural artefact of the Jazz Age.

    The first state points are:... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 148736

  6. 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

  7. Autograph letter signed, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Autograph letter signed, beginning "The check that fell out of my mail this morning...."

    [Switzerland : c.1930-31]

    Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Switzerland, where Zelda was being treated at a clinic. Fitzgerald thanks him for a cheque: "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. We have... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 44744

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

    New York : 1935

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

    Stock Code: 72885

  12. "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

  13. The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Last Tycoon. An Unfinished Novel.

    New York : 1941

    First edition, first printing, of the author's final, unfinished novel, with the publisher's compliments slip loosely inserted. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 149359

  14. 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

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