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Tender Is the Night

By Fitzgerald, F Scott




Tender is the Night was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel in nine years (since The Great Gatsby in 1925) and his fourth and final to complete. The generally autobiographical work reflects events surrounding the hospitalization of Fitzgerald’s schizophrenic wife, Zelda, and his own unrelenting alcoholism. Tender is the Night was published in four issues of Scribner's Magazine (January ­— April) until Charles Scribner’s Sons produced the first novel edition in April 1934.

The novel, whose title comes from John Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale,” has two versions in print: the original, which uses flashbacks in the narrative, and the second, revised version, published posthumously by Malcolm Cowley, in which the storyline is restructured so that events take place chronologically. Some have suggested that this particular revision was in reaction to critics of the original. Tender is the Night sold only 12,000 copies in its first three months compared to Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, which sold over 50,000 in a similar time period.

Still, reception for Tender is the Night steadily grew over time. Today, it is ranked 28th on the Modern Library’s list of the “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century as well as 69th on NPR’s “100 Years, 100 Novels, One List.”

First edition identification and notes

New York-based Charles Scribner’s Sons first published Tender is the Night in 1934. The first edition is bound in green cloth and its original dust jacket includes blurbs by T.S. Eliot, H.L. Mencken, and Paul Rosenfeld on the front flap as well as original price of $2.50. Signed copies of the true first edition have sold for upwards of $50,000-75,000.


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Tender Is the Night

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Scribner, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Signed presentation copy from F. Scott Fitzgerald to his co-screenwriter, Edward (Ted) Paramore, Jr., on the MGM film, Three Comrades, the only film on which Fitzgerald received screen credit as screenwriter, along with Paramore. Inscribed: “For Ted Paramore. In memory of those days when we used to forage in the drunken infantry under your orders. From his friend, Scott Fitzgerald. M.G.M. 1937.” This is the only known presentation copy in which Fitzgerald indicates that he actually signed it at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio where he and Paramore wrote the screenplay. With Paramore’s bookplate on the front pastedown. Very good plus in a very good first issue dust jacket which has had restoration by an expert paper conservationist. Enclosed in a matching green cloth clamshell box. Edward Paramore Jr. (1898-1956) was a New York writer who gained acclaim with The Ballad of Yukon Jake (1928), an amusing parody of Robert W. Service, first published in Vanity Fair and then in book form with illustrations by Rockwell Kent. After having two plays produced on Broadway, Paramore was lured to Hollywood during the revolution in sound films. He had a successful screenwriting career (1929-1943) including writing The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) for director Frank Capra starring Barbara Stanwyck. He wrote screenplays that starred the likes of James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott, Henry Fonda, Janet Gaynor, Rosalind Russell, Robert Montgomery, Joan Fontaine, Wallace Beery, Richard Dix, etc. An historic association copy from the peak of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood sojourn.

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Tender Is The Night

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Scribner’s, 1934. First Edition. Very good in a first issue dust jacket with a fingernail-sized chip at the bottom of the front panel and some creases and interior archival mends where tape has been removed; but the spine is much less faded than usual.Presentation copy; inscribed, “For Edward Everett Horton, Page 74 et sequitor may interest you to dip into if you like cathedral tours - and my daughters evidence is that you do. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Encino, 1939.” Fitzgerald moved for the winter from Malibu into Horton’s Encino estate in November, 1938. Horton’s long film career spanned nearly fifty years; many of us fondly remember him as the narrator of “Fractured Fairy Tales” in Rocky and Bullwinkle.

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Tender Is The Night. A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition of the work which Fitzgerald considered to be his finest. Octavo, original green cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with a full page inscription, "For Harry Joe Brown - late of the 17th Infantry Brigade. Wounded in Hollywood 1920-1940. - from his fellow dough boy F Scott Fitzgerald Encino, 1939." The recipient, Harry Joe Brown was a Hollywood producer, who Fitzgerald noted meeting in late 1939: "Somewhere around this time [September 1939] Harry Joe Brown called me over to Twentieth Century Fox on a Sonja Heine picture" (Letter to the Berg-Allenberg Agency, 23 February 1940). Fitzgerald had been contracted as a writer by Metro Goldwyn Meyer Studios in the July of 1937, initially for six months. His contract was then extended for another year, but when this lapsed in December 1938 MGM did not renew it. Over the next two years, Fitzgerald freelanced for numerous studios on a number of films, including Everything Happens at Night for which Brown was an associate producer. An excellent near fine example in a very good first issue dust jacket with some light wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of Tender Is the Night, "If you liked The Great Gatsby, for God's sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness. Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgerald's novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife's derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Diver's downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgerald's own fate. F. Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novel's lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him. He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps his masterpiece. In Mabel Dodge Luhan's words, it raised him to the heights of "a modern Orpheus." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century. It was basis for the 1962 film directed by Henry King starring Jennifer Jones and Jason Robards. The soundtrack featured a song, also called Tender Is the Night, by Sammy Fain (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics), which was nominated for the 1962 Academy Award for Best Song. Robards won the 1962 NBR Award for his performances in Tender Is the Night and Long Day's Journey Into Night.

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Tender Is The Night. A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition of the work which Fitzgerald considered to be his finest. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For the unknown, unmet parents of Clare (note: double underlined). Knowing her, I hope you will find something to like in this present. Best wishes, F. Scott Fitzgerald." A very good example with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine, extremities of the cloth in a very good unrestored first issue dust jacket that has some rubbing and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise case. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of Tender Is the Night, "If you liked The Great Gatsby, for God's sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness. Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgerald's novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife's derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Diver's downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgerald's own fate. F. Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novel's lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him. He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps his masterpiece. In Mabel Dodge Luhan's words, it raised him to the heights of "a modern Orpheus." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century. It was basis for the 1962 film directed by Henry King starring Jennifer Jones and Jason Robards. The soundtrack featured a song, also called Tender Is the Night, by Sammy Fain (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics), which was nominated for the 1962 Academy Award for Best Song. Robards won the 1962 NBR Award for his performances in Tender Is the Night and Long Day's Journey Into Night.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Original pictorial wrappers made by the publisher from the dust jacket. Some restoration to rear wrapper affecting the right margin of the jacket copy, marginal stain to p. 27, light spotting to endpapers, else very good. FIRST EDITION, the extremely rare advance issue in wrappers. Fitzgerald considered Tender is the Night, his fourth and final novel, to be his masterpiece, surpassing The Great Gatsby. Following an initially lukewarm reception, the novel's reputation has steadily risen. Ernest Hemingway later observed that "Tender is the Night gets better and better." The novel is now acclaimed as one of the great works of modern American literature. The author's first novel in nine years, following The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night tells the story of the rise and fall of a glamorous couple, the psychiatrist Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, who is one of his patients. At the time Joyce's wife Zelda was hospitalized for schizophrenia. The advance issue of Tender is the Night is one of the great Fitzgerald rarities Of Fitzgerald's eight novels, this is the only one for which advance copies were issued. "They are complete texts – not dummies – and were probably intended for use as review copies and salesman's copies. The Scribner's records indicate that five hundred copies were ordered, but it is unlikely that that many copies were distributed because it is so rare: three institutional copies have been located [Virginia, Pierpont Morgan, and the Bruccoli Collection at the University of South Carolina] . … These are the most collectible copies of Tender is the Night in terms of priority and rarity" (Bruccoli and Baughman, F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace). The book has been the subject of stage, screen, theater, television, and ballet adaptations. Very rare: leading Fitzgerald bibliographer and collector Matthew Bruccoli located only three copies. Only two examples appear in the auction records of the past fifty years. Provenance: Henry Barnard Strong, with bookplate. Strong was member of the Yale class of 1922 and a member of Skull & Bones. Gerald Murphy, the model for Dick Diver in Tender is the Night, was likewise a Skull & Bones man.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD 1st edition, 1st printing ("A" on copyright page) in original first state dust jacketwith original $2.50 price on inner front flap.(Eliot, Mencken & Rosenfeld reviews) 1934 (Bruccoli A15.I.a; 1 of only 7,600 copies in the first printing of this book;Published April 12, 1934.) THIS COPY SIGNED BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, on the front endpaper. Since this book was original sold by Hochschild Kohn & Co.,a Baltimore, Maryland department store, it was most likely signed at one of the fewbookstore "signing engagements" Fitzgerald had agreed to attend. This book is accompanied by provenance. First edition, first printing Book is in good plus to very good condition: there is a mottling of greenish blue cloth on spine and on right-hand edge of front cover; however, gold print on spine is bright, as is most of the original greenish-blue cloth. Original first state dust jacket us in very good condition: front cover is bright with minor edge-wear at right-hand corners; spine is sunned and toe and head marginally chipped; back panel in very good plus condition. Dust jacket shows original $2.50 price. All original, signed first edition, first printing of TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. SCOTT FITZGERALDexhibited by: MT. GOTHIC TOMES & COLORADO ARTIFACTUAL

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Tender is the Night.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1934. A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Cloth a little worn and marked, front free endpaper neatly torn out, almost certainly by the author, text block slightly shaken, rear hinge expertly repaired. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to his sometime lover, Margaret Case Harriman, "For Margaret Harriman, who has inspired all my books this tale of our life together in Switzerland, France & U.S.S.R. from Her Chattel F. Scott Fitzgerald July 1935", together with a line clipped from a pencilled autograph letter from the author ("you are very lovely") pasted to the second blank. "In signing letters or inscribing books to women, Fitzgerald used to call himself 'Your Chattel,' a curious and seemingly inappropriate phrase that conveyed no less than the truth: that he was a virtual slave to his need to attract nearly every woman he met" (Donaldson, p. 125). Fitzgerald's use of the phrase "our life in Switzerland, France & U.S.S.R." in the inscription refers to his life with Zelda, not Margaret - much of Tender is the Night is set in the French Riviera and Switzerland, paralleling the Fitzgeralds' life there in the 1920s. Intriguingly, the front free endpaper was almost certainly torn out of this copy by Fitzgerald. It is possible that he initially inscribed the front free endpaper, as was his custom, and having made a mistake, tore it out and inscribed the first blank instead. At the time this copy was inscribed, Zelda was being held at the Sheppard-Pratt hospital in Baltimore for psychiatric treatment, and Fitzgerald, reeling from the poor critical reception of Tender is the Night the previous year, increasingly dependent on alcohol, and in straitened financial circumstances, went through a period of intense womanizing in the summer of 1935. "From the evidence of his ledger, with its notes on each month's activities, it is clear that Fitzgerald devoted much of 1935 to the pursuit of women … wherever he went, that summer of 1935, he felt compelled to win the admiration of a woman" (Donaldson, p. 127). Margaret Harriman, a writer herself, who contributed to the New York Times and later authored The Vicious Circle, among other books, was one such liaison. "According to Fitzgerald's ledger, the two of them foregathered in New York twice, in late July 1935 and in December 1936. The 1935 meeting concluded with Fitzgerald badly hungover and nursing a wounded ego from Margaret's remark that novelist Joseph Hergesheimer was 'more established' than he" (Donaldson, p. 141). In a letter to Margaret after their July meeting, Fitzgerald wrote, "I started to come to New York yesterday afternoon, to see you, because I thought you'd think I'd run out on you, instead of on my own wretched state of mind and health … when I see you again I want everything to be right - even if I find you engrossed in a love affair with Geo V. and have no time for me" (Letters, August 1935). He went on to address her comment on Hergesheimer: "Of course he is more established than I am, in the same way that Hugh Walpole is more 'established' than D. H. Lawrence - established with whom? … But it is simply another sort of writing. Almost everything I write in novels goes, for better or worse, into the subconscious of the reader. People have told me years later things like 'The Story of Benjamin Button' in the form of an anecdote, having long forgotten who wrote it. This is probably the most egotistic thing about my writing I've ever put into script or even said … oh, there's so much to hear you say, no matter how much I'd be cynical about" (ibid.). Fitzgerald considered incorporating their affair into The Last Tycoon, with one of his working notes reading "'Put in Margaret Case episode after his wife's death'" (Donaldson, p. 141).

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribners, 1934 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by F. Scott Fitzgerald on a laid in signature. This first issue dustjacket has the blurbs by Eliot, Mencken and Rosenfeld printed on front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine ends and panels. The end result is a stunning dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips or tears to the dustjacket. The book is in nice shape. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The binding is tight, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this true first edition in SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Fitzgerald First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

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Tender Is the Night

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Lightly worn cloth, near fine in an attractive, first issue dustwrapper with an unfaded spine and some minor repair and restoration at the extremities. Fitzgerald had all but fallen off the map when this, his last completed novel, was issued. A portrait of expatriates on the French Riviera, it was supposedly based on Gerald and Sara Murphy but is as likely based on the Fitzgeralds themselves. The 1962 film version by Henry King, the last of his many films adapted from literary novels, featured Jason Robards and Jennifer Jones. Housed in a custom clamshell case. A very nice copy of a desirable and very uncommon title, almost never encountered without fading to the spine. Connolly 100.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. First Printing, one of 7,600 copies. Octavo (19.25cm); publisher's dark green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; beige topstain; dustjacket; [x],408,[2]pp. A fresh, Fine copy, with the topstain unfaded and the spine gilt unrubbed. In the first state dustjacket, with blurbs by Eliot, Mencken, and Rosenfeld; unclipped (priced $2.50), with just a hint of sunning to spine, and some pinpoint wear to spine ends and along upper edge; very Near Fine, and unrestored. Housed in a custom clamshell case by the Faenwyl Bindery. A superb copy of Fitzgerald's fourth and final novel, basis for Henry King's 1962 film adaptation, starring Jason Robards, Jennifer Joans, and Joan Fontaine. Bruccoli A14.1.a; Connolly 100.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner, 1934 First Edition, First Issue dustjacket with blurbs by Eliot, Mencken and Rosenfeld printed on front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spine and edges. The end result is a spectacular dustjacket that is rich in color with no chips or tears to the dustjacket. The book is in wonderful shape. The boards are crisp with light wear to the panels. The binding is tight, and there is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, an amazing copy of this true first edition with the scarce dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT. A ROMANCE

F. Scott Fitzgerald

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Advance | Review Copy. Very Good binding. Quite rare, advance or review copy of the First Edition. Brucolli A14,I.a and Supplement (1980) only a handful of copies: "One copy bound in wrappers made from the dust jacket has been located at ViU ... It may have been used as an advance or review copy. [The Supplement notes a couple of additional copies]. The Scribners records indicate that 500 copies in wrappers were ordered; but since only one [three?] copy has been located, it seems doubtful that these copies were actually prepared." [Bruccoli, A,14.1.a] With corner loss to the top of the front panel affecting the "LD" in Fitzgerald, and the "S" in "is". With some "bleed" the verso of the front panel; and a bit of wrinkling and a light crease to the first blank leaf. There is a small stain to the leading edge of the textblock. Minor sunning to the spine. To call this uncommon would be an understatement. Very Good binding.

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A RomancebyF. SCOTT FITZGERALD (Fitzgerald's unquestionably penultimate book) 1934 Charles Scribner's Sons:New York First Edition, Third Printing One of 2500 copiesPrinted in May 1934 Second printing dust jacket:"$2.50" priceReviews on front inner flap by:Mary Colum, Gilbert Seldes & Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings This copy was INSCRIBED byF. Scott Fitzgerald to SHIRLEY CHIDSEY,wife of writer,Donald Barr Chidsey June 6, 1940 (Fitzgerald died December 21, 1940) Shirley Chidsey was divorced from Donald Chidsey in the late 1930s. Shirley Chidsey lived in Tahiti for a time,typing and editing for the writing team, Nordhoff and Hall, who wrote BOUNTY trilogy. Their first novel, MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY,was the basis for the Clark Gable and Charles Laughton film released in 1935. Returning from Tahiti in 1940, Shirley Chidsey traveled to Santa Barbara, California in June to visit with F. Scott Fitzgerald; and here is where Fitzgerald inscribed this book to her. This book was purchased from the estate of Margaret "Peg" Armitage Elliot, sister of Shirley Armitage Chidsey Bridgewater. Okay, here goes: the book's condition. Inscription clear and concise on front endpaper, cloth faded, showing moisture spots; gold printon spine very faded lower right-hand corner of front cover chipped with a noticeable bit of corner missingBook pages lightly tonedIndentation and/or chewing of inner lower left-hand inside gutter area of first five or six pages.Spine slip-cocked. Dust jacket tattered; old tape removed; and, somewhere along the years, acid-free,neutral pH conservation work performed on back, resulting in a reasonably appearing example ofthe second printing dust jacket. Otherwise, a charming example. The third printing of this book is evident on Page 320,Line 17, wherein, "Charles Warren," becomes "Devereux Warren" Shirley Chidsey married William Bridgewater after World War II. Bridgewater was the editor of the Columbia Encyclopedia. Shirley thenworked for Mrs. Alfred Knopf, and in this position met such authors as Norman Mailer. A Literary relic exhibited by: COLORADO ARTIFACTUAL & MT. GOTHIC TOMES

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First printing copy, sharp-cornered with bright gilt titling. There is a light square offset to the 2nd fep, from some previously enclosed paper, else a square, tight and unmarked copy. The first issue DJ with $2.50 price and correct blurbs of Eliot, Mencken, and Rosenfeld has edgewear/chipping to spine ends/corners, toned spine panel with 2 vertical closed tears, the longer being about 5" long. This copy is housed in a fine custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1934 First Edition, First Printing with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. A stunning First issue dustjacket with NO chips or tears with some repair. The book is excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with minor discoloration to endpaper. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934 First Edition, First Printing. This First Issue dustjacket has the correct blurbs of Eliot, Mencken, and Rosenfeld on the front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present with some wear to the panels including a small chip to the bottom spine. The book is nice condition. The gold lettering on the spine is present with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful UNRESTORED copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the scarce dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Fine/Very Good. A Fine copy of the book with bright spine gilt and clean boards. In a Very Good second issue dust jacket with the $2.50 price and reviews by Colum, Seldes and Rawlings. Jacket with some moderate chipping at the crown (some loss), and a few longer tears on the rear panel and flap fold. Faint evidence of tape removal from the verso of the jacket. Nearing the end of his life, Fitzgerald contemplates marriage, success, and the emotional toll that mental health problems can take on a couple. This haunting novel set in the 1920s follows Dick and Nicole Driver's troubled marriage, and the damage imposed by his affair with a young actress. These same troubles were echoed in Fitzgerald's own family; his wife Zelda, having struggled her whole life with depression, had been placed long-term in a sanitarium, while Fitzgerald battled alcoholism and strove to re-launch his career in Hollywood. Unbeknownst to the author, this self-reflecting book would be the last of his lifetime. Fine in Very Good dust jacket.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Scribner's, 1934. First edition. Original green cloth, bookplate or ink inscription removed from front pastedown; a very good copy in restored dust jacket.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934 First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and publisher's seal printed on the copyright page. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with a wonderful facsimile dustjacket from the original.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/As New.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribner, Scribner's, 1934 Good first edition in a complete but only fair second issue jacket with the correct original price of $2.50 on the front flap but with the wrong blurbs. Water damage on back panel of jacket. First edition with Scribner's seal and letter A on copyright page, and correct year on title page. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 187 x 130 mm). [x], [1-408, [2, blank] pp. Housed in a custom slipcase. In this novel, the protagonist, psychiatrist Dick Diver, falls in love and marries one of his patients, the beautiful yet disturbed Nicole. Dick’s travails with her (he nurses her to health, but she leaves him for another man and he deteriorates) echo Fitzgerald’s own increasingly sad and desperate life with his mentally ill wife, Zelda. This is perhaps Fitzgerald’s most powerful and tragic work. Bruccoli, Fitzgerald, A.14.1.a.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934 First Edition, First Printing. A wonderful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with a minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a lovely clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT: THE PENGUIN BOOKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST BOOK

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Author) & Taylor-Wood, Sam (Photographer/Designer)

London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 346 pages. Artist Book. One of the most beautiful Artist Book interpretations of the classic ever created. Limited Edition of one numbered and signed copy. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. A brilliant production by Sam Taylor-Wood: Oversize-volume format. Black silk cloth boards, as issued. Text by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Art by Sam Taylor-Wood. She utilizes one of her most austerely beautiful photographs on glassine paper that serves as the Artist Book's translucent inner DJ. White cardboard box. Printed on archival acid-free stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In transparent Plexiglas ("Perspex") box, which serves as the book's outer DJ. Published on the occasion of Penguin Book's 60th Anniversary, "Tender Is The Night: A Romance" is one of five classics that the publisher issued in a Limited Edition by commissioning five of the world's most important artists in their respective fields. The other titles are Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary", D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover", Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime And Punishment" and "The Idiot" (he is the only novelist to be honored with two masterpieces in the Series). Penguin held a global auction of the "Number 1" signed copy of each title on the day of its 60th Anniversary in 2006. Sam Taylor-Wood shows "an elegant young man as he stands before us with his hands in his pocket and bare feet. He perfectly sums up the elegance and fragility of Nicole and Dick Driver's world" (Publisher's blurb). Sam Taylor-Wood is one of our finest living artist/photographers. She is especially noted for her portraits of ordinary subjects as well as the most well-known celebrities of the day. Many consider her to be the natural successor to Avedon and Annie Leibovitz, but that judgment, while flattering, does not do justice to the singular qualities of her work. The ultimate book-as-object, the literary classic-as-work-of-art, worthy of this auspicious celebration and posterity. An absolute "must-have" edition for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sam Taylor-Wood collectors. <b><i> This copy is Number 1, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Sam Taylor-Wood. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. By special arrangement with Penguin, Taylor-Wood signed only the first copy of the Limited Edition, an instant collectible. This is the only such signed copy available anywhere and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. </b></i> One of the greatest novels of all time, re-interpreted by one of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PENGUIN DESIGNER CLASSIC TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0713999500.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 First Edition, First Issue with the Scribner's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leans. The boards are solid with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition. Includes a part of the original dustjacket from the back panel laid into the book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Fine. A Fine copy of the book with bright spine gilt and clean boards. Lacking the dust jacket. Spine with a bit of rubbing to "Tender." Internally an excellent copy, with a small wrinkle at the lower edge of the first several leaves, otherwise clean, fresh and appearing unread. Nearing the end of his life, Fitzgerald contemplates marriage, success, and the emotional toll that mental health problems can take on a couple. This haunting novel set in the 1920s follows Dick and Nicole Driver's troubled marriage, and the damage imposed by his affair with a young actress. These same troubles were echoed in Fitzgerald's own family; his wife Zelda, having struggled her whole life with depression, had been placed long-term in a sanitarium, while Fitzgerald battled alcoholism and strove to re-launch his career in Hollywood. Unbeknownst to the author, this self-reflecting book would be the last of his lifetime. Fine.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT [IN] SCRIBNER'S MAGAZINE (VOL.XCV. NOS.1-4, JANUARY-APRIL, 1934)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (novel); Shenton, Edward (illustrations)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Four quarto issues (28cm); pictorial wrappers; 80,[8]; [8],83-160,[10]; [8],161-240,[14]; [12],241-320,[16]pp; illus. Mild wear to wrapper extremities, a few discreet splits at spines, with a faint stain to rear wrapper of the January issue; clean throughout; Near Fine. Housed in a custom clamshell slipcase and chemise. First appearance of Fitzgerald's fourth novel, preceding its publication in book format on 12 April, 1934, with illustrations throughout by Edward Shenton. A uniformly attractive set, typically found in bound volumes, missing wrappers, or bearing library marks.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition, first printing. 408 pp. With decorations by Edward Shenton. 1 vols. 8vo. Original dark bluish green cloth (linen-like grain), lettered in gilt on spine. Cloth rubbed, some wear to extremities, a little rubbing to spine titles, very good. In custom fgreen cloth box with morocco label. First Edition, first printing. 408 pp. With decorations by Edward Shenton. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition. Bruccoli A14.I.a

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT

F. Scott Fitzgerald

New York: Scribners. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. As issued in dark bluish-green cloth First printing, with the Scribner seal & the letter "A"; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Tender is the Night [FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Scribner's Sons. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Cloth. First Edition. 1934. 408 pp. First Edition/1st printing. "A" and Scribner's seal copyright. Original dark green cloth, lightly rubbed along extremities. Ex-libris to front flyleaf. Interior text and illustrations are clean in every way throughout. Tome has a slight leen. Binding is solid. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Tender is the Night: A Romance

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Scribner, 1934. First. hardcover. near fine. Decorations by Edward Shenton. 408pp., 8vo, dark green straight ribbed cloth. New York: Scribner's, 1934. First Edition. Second printing, with the Scribner seal but lacking the letter "A". A near fine solid copy.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A ROMANCE

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 408 pages; VG/none; bound in publisher's green cloth, bright gilt lettering to spine; facsimile dust jacket; spine cocked; mild wear and rubbing to boards; bookplate to ffep; mild age-toning to interior; Scribner's seal and 'A' on copyright page; LD consignment; shelved case 2. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing with an A and the Scribner's seal on the copyright page. Good. Cloth worn, with spine ends chipped and glue repair to crown. Corners bumped throughout. Previous owner details effaced with abrasion at front paste down. Pages toned, with occasional pencil marking to text. Glue repair seems likely at gutter of rear free end paper at recto. A bit worn.

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Tender is the Night [1st Edition]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Scribner's Sons. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Hardcover Cloth. First Edition. 1934. 408 pp. Modern First. Printer's "A" on copyright. Bound in original publisher's cloth. Extremities are lightly rubbed. A couple pages show an occasional finger smuge. Interior text is clean throughout. Binding is solid. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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Tender is the Night

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

NY: Scribners, 1934. Endpapers professionally restored and book tightened. Bound in green cloth, stamped in gold. The text on the spine is a bit faded, but still certainly readable. Overall, a very acceptable copy of the second printing -- identical to the first edition, but lacking the "A" on the copyright page. Basis for the 1962 Henry King movie that starred Jason Robards and Jennifer Jones. One of 5075 copies printed (so along with the first printing of 7600 -- a very early printing). Ref.: Bruccoli -- A.14.I.b. Fitted with a Facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly. 408 pp.. First Edition / Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Fine (Facsimile DW).

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Tender Is the Night

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Scribner, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. The rear panel from the original dust jacket has been pasted to the front free endpaper. Hinges have been repaired. Small dark mark to the front board and evidence of some removed bookplate to the rear endpaper, otherwise very good copy in an excellent facsimile dust jacket.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 First Edition. First issue with Scribner A and seal on copyright page. 8vo. Dark green cloth - lettering faint on spine. Top and bottom of spine worn. Worn to boards at corners. Ink signature on flyleaf "H.Philip Kembeton Jr.". 408 pages. Front endpaper cracked at hinge - hinge is still holding with rear endpage starting. Contents very good or better - cover less than good condition..

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Tender is the Night: A Romance by F. Scott Fitzgerald [Penguin Books, 2002] ( Paperback ) [Paperback]

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Penguin Books, 2002. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Tender Is the Night (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

2012-08-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Tender Is The Night

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Very Good. Early reprint. Small tear at the foot, corners a bit bumped, a near very good copy without dustwrapper. Bookplate of Libby Holman Reynolds, the torch singer who was married to, and was later embroiled in the murder of, an heir to the Reynolds tobacco fortune. Holman was the subject of a fascinating biography by Jon Bradshaw: Dreams That Money Can Buy: The Tragic Life of Libby Holman. An interesting association copy of Fitzgerald's novel of Jazz Age partygoers and the tragedies that engulf them.

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Tender is the Night

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Spine darkened, lettering is difficult to read. Light rubbing to all edges, head and heel of spine bumped, tips of corners rubbed to boards. Text is clean and bright, no marks. Lightly and evenly tanned. Mild soil shows on closed outside edges. With decorations throughout by Edward Shenton. This is the second printing of the first edition, with Scriber's colophon to copyright page, but without the first edition 'A' present. Fitzgerald's semi-autobigraphical, fourth and final novel, written during the dark days of Zelda's hospitilization for schizophrenia.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT.(APPEARING IN 4 MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS IN SCRIBNERS MAGAZINE: JANUARY THRU APRIL 1934

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. (Contributor)

SCRIBNER'S. Used - Good. Former Library book. NO?DJ Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Tender is the Night: A Romance

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Shenton, Edward. First edition, 2nd printing (no 'A' on copyright page, 1934 date on title page). Flaps of absent jacket mounted on endpapers, ink name on front endpaper (Charles H. Burkman, former research librarian at Princeton's Firestone Library). We have more books available by this author!. 408 pp. 8vo. "Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character -- lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative -- Tender Is the Night, Mabel Dodge Luhan remarked, raised F. Scott Fitzgerald to the heights of 'a modern Orpheus.

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Tender is the Night: A Romance

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Ex-library copy with general wear, section of rear panel of dust-jacket, including the last three paragraphs of text, mounted on front paste-down, second owner's name now crossed out on front free endpaper, presumably by the book's third owner; Northam R. Gould who was an artist and illustrator at the time of the book's publishing. A good only copy lacking the dustwrapper.

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Tender is the Night

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

Norwalk: Easton Press, 1991. hardcover. fine. Introduction by Charles Scribner III. Color illustrations by Fred Meyer. Small thick 4to, ornately decorative morocco, all edges gilt. Norwalk: Easton Press, (1991). Fine.

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Tender is the Night: A Romance

F. Scott Fitzgerald

New York: Scribners, 1934. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Fair. Green cloth hardcover book in fair condition, with facsimile dust jacket protected with mylar. This is a 2nd printing of the 1st edition, with colophon on copyright page but no A. The pages are quite clean and very readable. However, this appears to be an ex-library copy. Front inner hinge is slightly torn all the way down. Newspaper clipping glued to front pastedown, and both endpapers are marred with spotting and library marks. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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Tender Is the Night (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

2012-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Tender Is The Night

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. Early reprint. Blue cloth, yellow spine lettering. Modest stains on some pages, spine sunned and cocked, corners rubbed and bumped, about very good lacking the dustwrapper.

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Tender Is the Night (Wordsworth Classics)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1999-12-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT Easton Press

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1985-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

GREY WALLS, 1948. A FINE FIRST PRINTING IN DJ NOT PRICE CLIPPED. The second UK edition with colorful dj by George Woodman. Second UK edition (first published by Scribners and Chatto & Windus, 1934).. FIRST. Hardcover. Book.

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