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The Crack-Up

by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson [Ed]

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New York: New Directions Books, [published by James Laughlin], 1945. Hardcover. Octavo; VG/Hardcover; Beige spine with burgundy and gold gilt text; Moderate shelf wear and age to covers, partial cracking of leather at front cover spine head, decorative rings on spine, patterned design on front cover, rubbing to surfaces; Binding solid, previous owner's inscription on front free end page, a few end pages have creased corners, a few front pages have moisture creasing; Foxing, age toning and spotting along text block exterior, extending to parts of page edges, text block clean; 345 pp. FP New Rockville Stock.





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