3 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
8o. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Original green cloth; pictorial dust jacket (short clean tear to upper panel and along lower fold, minor creasing to ends of spine panel); green quarter morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, first state dust jacket with "recent opinions:" by Eliot, Mencken and Rosenfeld. "The beginning... is a wonderful evocation of the second phase of American expatriates ensconced in glittering villas on the Riviera in contrast to the home-spun tipplers of The Sun Also Rises. The break-down of a marriage... is described with flashes of genius by an expert in self-destruction... and there is a haunting account... of the predicament of 'grace under pressure' from too many parties and too much money." Connolly The Modern Movement 79; Bruccoli A15.1.a. A FINE COPY.
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