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This Side of Paradise. by  F. Scott FITZGERALD - Signed First Edition - 1920 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 111821)

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. Signed by the author Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and blind to front board. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Bookplate of Sheryl Lucinda Hoar to front pastedown. Faint mark and small nick to fore edge of front free endpaper, some minor rubbing to extremities, front hinge repaired, rear hinge tender. A very good copy. The "Author's Apology" edition, signed by the author; first edition, third printing, prepared for distribution to American Booksellers Association, with a tipped-in leaf entitled "Author's Apology" signed by Fitzgerald, "Sincerely, Scott Fitzgerald". Issued the same month as the first, the third printing included an unknown number of copies prepared with this tipped-in page printed on glossy paper and signed by Fitzgerald; Bruccoli notes there were "probably 500 copies" treated in this way. Prepared for a convention of the American Booksellers Association, the printed apology reads in part: "My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence: An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward… So, gentlemen, consider all the cocktails mentioned in this book drunk by me as a toast to the American Booksellers Association." Bruccoli A5.1.c.

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 #
111821
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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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
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]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[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]
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]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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]
fore edge
The portion of a book that is opposite the spine.   That part of a book which faces the wall when shelved in a...[more]

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