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FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

The Beautiful and Damned.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922 Stock Code: 147503
£15,000.00
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A particularly nice example of the rare jacket

First edition, first printing, in the rare first issue dust jacket, with the title in outline on the front panel, this a particularly nice example. That Fitzgerald's second novel was a thinly disguised portrait of his and Zelda's difficult marriage did not stop him taking offence that the dust jacket design by William E. Hill resembled, as he wrote to his editor Max Perkins, "a debauched version of me".

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to front board in blind and to spine gilt. With dust jacket. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Condition

Bookplate of Christopher Clark Geest to front pastedown. A fine copy, square, tight and bright, in a lovely example of the dust jacket, a few minor nicks and tiny chips to spine ends and extremities, notably bright and sharp.

Bibliography

Bruccoli A8.I.a.

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