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This Side of Paradise. by  F. Scott FITZGERALD - Signed First Edition - 1920 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 124266)

This Side of Paradise.

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This Side of Paradise.

by FITZGERALD, F. Scott

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About This Item

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. With an excellent Princeton association Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and front board in blind. Housed in a blue quarter morocco slipcase. Contents evenly tanned and slightly shaken, spine a little faded and bruised at ends. Overall a very good copy with a few knocks to the boards. 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 the recipient above. The recipient was the elder of the two Whitney Darrows (father and son) with each of whom Fitzgerald held a long acquaintance. They were Princeton men and each played key roles in the literary establishment at the college. Darrow senior graduated in 1905 and was instrumental in establishing the Princeton University Press. He ran the press from 1905 to 1917 in a kind of loose partnership with Scribners; upon giving up the Princeton job, he joined the latter firm in an advisory role. The Darrow connection makes a fine association for Fitzgerald's first novel, with its Princeton-educated protagonist. Bruccoli A5.1.a

Synopsis

This Side of Paradise is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature and has the book's theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
124266
Title
This Side of Paradise.
Author
FITZGERALD, F. Scott
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
Date published
1920

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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shaken
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
inscribed
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]

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