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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 467

    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.

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    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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