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This Side of Paradise

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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Original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Front hinge cracked, some minor edgewear, a bit of rubbing to spine titles, a ve
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, first printing. 305 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Front hinge cracked, some minor edgewear, a bit of rubbing to spine titles, a very good copy. Housed in custom green cloth box with morocco label. First edition, first printing. 305 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fitzgerald's First Book. A nice copy of Fitzgerald's first book, printed in 3,000 copies and released at the end of March 1920. The first printing sold out within days, and a second printing was issued in April. 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
James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
311817
Title
This Side of Paradise
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Format/binding
305 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
Book condition
Used - Original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Front hinge cracked, some minor edgewear, a bit of rubbing to spine titles, a ve
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition, first printing
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1920
Keywords
German | First Book | Gift Ideas | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Literature;

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Founded in 1978 by James Cummins, the firm has grown to include two New Jersey locations as well as the main store at 699 Madison Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd Streets) in New York City.Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (During July & August, until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.)The Madison Avenue store is a seventh-floor oasis for book-lovers, a quiet and pleasantly furnished book room with a carefully chosen, expertly catalogued and broad-based selection of fine and rare books, autographs, manuscripts, and works of art. We have built notable private collections for American and international clients. Our stock is always changing, and our steady input from private buying and public auctions assures our clients of new surprises (and temptations!) at each visit. Our stock covers a wide range of collecting interests, with particular emphasis in the following fields: British and American Literature, Sporting Books, Private Press and Illustrated Books, 19th-Century Color Plate Books, Americana, Travel, Sets and Fine Bindings, History, and Authors' Manuscripts and Letters. Our catalogued inventory exceeds 50,000 titles, much of which can be searched on the internet. In addition, our New Jersey warehouse contains over 400,000 books in all subject areas. We might have the books you're looking for.

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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]
First Edition
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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
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]
cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
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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