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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. 123681
    The illustrator William Ely Hill (1887-1962) was born in Binghamton, New York. He first came to notice with his cartoons in Puck, the American humorous weekly. In April 1916 he began a long association with the New York Tribune which lasted through 1922, with a series of full-page drawings under the title Among Us Mortals.... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 123681

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

    Stock Code: 30627

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  3. 124266comp
    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
    £27,500

    Stock Code: 124266

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  4. 111062
    With this novel Fitzgerald more or less invented the roaring Twenties, or at least positioned..."> First edition, first printing in the exceptionally scarce first issue jacket, with 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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    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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  6. 46290
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46290

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  7. The Beautiful and Damned.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 50447

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  8. 46104
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46104

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  9. 36238
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 36238

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  10. 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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  11. 118504
    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. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 118504

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  12. 129242
    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
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 129242

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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. 46292
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46292

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  15. 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
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 44748

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  16. 1
    Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Baltimore, March 26, 1934, announcing an exhibition of Zelda's paintings, and urging him to attend. Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 44750

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    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... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 125792

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  18. 49478
    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

    Stock Code: 49478

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  19. 62671
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 62671

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  20. The Last Tycoon.
    First edition, first printing, of the author's final, unfinished novel. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 108212

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  21. 118540
    First edition, first printing, of the author's final, unfinished novel. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 118540

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  22. 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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  23. 123396
    First collected edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 123396

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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
    £65

    Stock Code: 103363

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