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This Side Of Paradise

By Fitzgerald, F Scott




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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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920.. First edition.. publisher's green cloth in dust jacket and custom quarter morocco folding box.. A few very light spots to cloth; else a bright, fresh copy with the gold on the spine very bright. The dust jacket has had some internal tape reinforcement removed, leaving brown stains; and has some chipping to edges, affecting a few letters in "Scribner's" at the bottom of the backstrip. This is an authentic, unmodified, and unrestored example of the first edition in one of the most uncommon dust jackets in American fiction. There is no printed price on the backstrip of the jacket. . 8vo,.

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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. 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.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Scribner's, 1920. First edition. First edition of Fitzgerald's first novel and greatest success.The first printing consisted of 3000 copies; two reprints were called for within a month. Inscribed to a member of the Princeton class of 1920: "For Jerry English -- (Remember now its a solemn promise about June) F. Scott Fitzgerald - April Fools day 1920- -Cottage Club, Princeton." It was in the library at the Cottage Club that Fitzgerald began writing This Side of Paradise, in it he described the club as "an impressive mélange of brilliant adventurers and well-dressed philanderers". April 1, 1920 was six days after the novel's publication, Fitzgerald had returned to Princeton to be there for the event; eight copies are known that were inscribed at Princeton at the time (Bruccoli and Broughton, "F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace" (2009)). Two days later Scott and Zelda were married in New York. Original green cloth, very good condition, hinges tightened, unobtrusive ring mark on cover. Full morocco clamshell case.

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This Side of Paradise.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition of Fitzgerald's first novel, with an initial printing of only 3,000 copies, which sold out in three days. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with a full page inscription in the year of publication to James H. Douglas, a fellow member of the Princeton Cottage Club, "Under whose beneficent patronage I have spent a useless month, cheered only by seeing him sling pregnant words at impressionable sophomores. F. Scott Fitzgerald (the W.K. author), Cottage Club, Princeton, N.J. March 27th, 1920." In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This Side of Paradise is the debut novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It takes its title from a line of Rupert Brooke's poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. The novel's hero, Amory Blaine, is a handsome, spoiled young man who attends Princeton, becomes involved in literary activities and has several ill-fated romances. A portrait of the Lost Generation, the novel addresses Fitzgerald's later theme of love distorted by social climbing and greed" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature). Fitzgerald was still at university when he submitted the manuscript, then titled The Romantic Egoist, to Charles Scribner, whom he had known at Princeton. It was published on 26 March 1920, was an immediate success, and launched Fitzgerald's literary career.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920 First Edition, third printing SIGNED by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology." A beautiful copy. According to the Fitzgerald Bibliography by Bruccoli, "500 copies of the third printing have a special tipped-in glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology" each signed by Fitzgerald. These copies were prepared for a meeting of the American Booksellers Association." The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth and is in amazing shape. The gold lettering on the spine is present, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The binding is tight and square with NO cocking. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy SIGNED by the author. We buy F. Scott Fitzgerald First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribners, 1920 A very good first edition (Published April, 1920 on the copyright page with no mention of later printings and 1920 on the title page), inscribed by Fitzgerald on the front free endpaper. One of 3,000 copies. Comes with a facsimile of the first issue jacket. Professional repair of endpapers at front gutter. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Scribner’s, 1920. First Edition; second printing. A little cloth waterstaining; minor page stains and bumping; very good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “For Alec McCaig, who once wrote a [drawing of a triangle] show and now writes short stories. Gawd help him - from F. Scott Fitzgerald/ April 1920/ New York.” The second printing was issue in April, 1920, very shortly after the first. The book largely concerns Princeton, and the Triangle Club is mentioned prominently and often.

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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920.. First edition.. publisher's green cloth.. A very good copy with a little wear to the extremities of the spine and oxidation of the gold lettering. Otherwise tight and sound.. 8vo,. Author's first book. Signed and inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald for Gilson Gray, Princeton, New Jersey, "In memory of 'Oh-h-h SCOTT-FITZ-GERALD'."

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This Side of Paradise (Inscribed First Edition)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition. Very Good. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For My Dear Friend Chad Davis From his Devotedly F. Scott Fitzgerald." A Very Good copy of the book, lacking the rare dust jacket. Front free end paper torn out, rear inner hinge cracking, text block separating a bit at p. 72-73. Spine gilt in decent shape and legible, cloth with only a bit of wear at the spine ends. First published in a print run of just 3,000 copies, which sold out within three days. "Gatsby," by way of comparison, was published in an initial run of 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald's somewhat autobiographical first novel about a mid-western boy who goes east for his education at Princeton. Cobbled together from several bits and pieces of writing and rushed to print in an attempt by the love-struck 22 year old Fitzgerald to entice Zelda with a life of literary celebrity, the couple wed the week after publication and began life among the cosmopolitan literati traversing Europe after the war. Yet to believe Fitzgerald's assertion that the book was only "a Romance and a Reading List" is to oversimplify its central themes. "When Amory Blaine proclaimed all wars fought, all gods dead, all faiths in man shaken, the generation emerging in 1920 thought it a battle cry, a celebration of license and indulgence, and made This Side of Paradise their bible" (Gross). In this sense, the novel not only launched Fitzgerald's career and allowed for his marriage, it also founded the key tensions that would shape all of his future work -- the push and pull between being a member of the Lost Generation with all its cynicism, and his deep moralism and his "need to impose order on a chaotic world...to struggle with love as both a unifying and divisive force" (Gross). Very Good.

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This Side of Paradise.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition of Fitzgerald's first novel, with an initial printing of only 3,000 copies, which sold out in three days. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with a full page inscription, "For William Henneman with best wishes - this old old book; the sight of it reminds me, all too dramaticly [sic], that I'm almost forty. F. Scott Fitzgerald Spring 1936." In very good condition with a small closed tear to the crown of the spine and light rubbing to the extremities, hinges strengthened. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A unique example displaying Fitzgerald's thoughts about his early writing. This Side of Paradise is the debut novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It takes its title from a line of Rupert Brooke's poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. The novel's hero, Amory Blaine, is a handsome, spoiled young man who attends Princeton, becomes involved in literary activities and has several ill-fated romances. A portrait of the Lost Generation, the novel addresses Fitzgerald's later theme of love distorted by social climbing and greed" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature). Fitzgerald was still at university when he submitted the manuscript, then titled The Romantic Egoist, to Charles Scribner, whom he had known at Princeton. It was published on 26 March 1920, was an immediate success, and launched Fitzgerald's literary career.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920 LIMITED EDITION SIGNED by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology." According to the Fitzgerald Bibliography by Bruccoli, "500 copies of the third printing have a special tipped-in glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology" each signed by Fitzgerald. These copies were prepared for a meeting of the American Booksellers Association." This copy is one of the 500 copies. The book is great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy authentically SIGNED by the author in collector's condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

Signed Edition Of Fitzgerald's First Book in Dust Jacket FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. Charles Scribnerís Sons, New York: 1920. First edition, third printing (issued the same month as the first and the only printing with Fitzgerald's signatures) of Fitzgerald's first novel, one of approximately 500 copies with the tipped-in "Author's Apology" leaf boldly signed in pen, "Sincerely, F. Scott Fitzgerald." Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 190 x 133 mm). [8], [1]-305, [1, blank] pp. Publisher's original full green cloth. Front board lettered in blind. Spine lettered in gilt. Fitzgerald's signature bold and fine. Near-fine cloth. Gilt bright, but just barely rubbed on a few letters. An exceptional copy. In contemporary Scribner's (not first edition) dust jacket. Jacket with a few chips along edges. Tape repairs along the joints on the inside of the jacket, barely visible on the outside of jacket. Spine of jacket a bit darkened. Overall very good. Housed in a quarter morocco over marbled boards clamshell. Third printing (the only issued with the tipped-in "Apology"), published in the same month as the first. Prepared for an American Booksellers Association convention, Fitzgerald's signed "Apology" reads: "I don't want to talk about myself because I'll admit I did that somewhat in this book. In fact, to write it took three months; to conceive it-three minutes; to collect the data in it-all my life. The idea of writing it came on the first of last July: it was a substitute form of dissipation. 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. May, 1920." Contrary to his claim, Fitzgerald began writing the novel in 1917, revising it several times until Scribner's accepted it for publication in 1919. Bruccoli, Fitzgerald, A.5.1.c.. HBS 67951. $15,000

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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. 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."

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Fine. First Edition, third printing SIGNED by F. Scott Fitzgerald on the glossy leaf bearing "The Author's Apology." Bound in beautiful blue morocco (all edges gilt) for Asprey: "So, gentlemen, consider all the cocktails mentioned in this book drunk by me as a toast to the American Booksellers Association." Binding and contents fine, a gorgeous book. This is really the right binding for this book -- extravagant and fun!

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing with Scribner's seal on title page verso. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's dark green buckram, gilt=lettered spine; [8],305pp. Some general shelf wear, corners very slightly frayed, front hinge cracked but still holding, attractive contemporary bookplate designed by A.A. Blum and belonging to Philadelphia county District Attorney Charles Edwin Fox to front pastedown, else a Very Good and sound copy. Fitzgerald's first novel.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Scribners, 1920 A very good first edition in a fine facsimile dust jacket. Published April, 1920 stated on the copyright page. Housed in a slipcase decorated with the dust jacket of the book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition. The author's first book, which established him on the Roaring Twenties scene. A sharp copy with covers clean and gilt spine lettering nice and bright but offsetting to last several leaves from items previously laid in and small abrasion to front endpaper; altogether very good or better. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920 First Edition, First Printing with published April, 1920 and NO later printings printed on the copyright page. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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This side of paradise

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition of Fitzgerald's first book, one of only 3000 copies printed; 8vo, pp. [8], 305; very minor crack at the bottom of the spine, and a very slight snag in the fore-margin of the title; all else near fine in original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine ever-so-slightly dimmed. Early ownership signature on flyleaf of Eleanor Little, April 10, 1920. Bruccoli A5.I.a noting that the book was published on March 26, 1920.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920 First Edition, First Printing with publisher's seal printed on the copyright page and NO indication of later editions printed. The book is in very good condition with some wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1923. Second Impression. Octavo (19cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; viii,292pp. Base of spine gently nudged, with a few tiny tears; upper edge of textblock slightly dusty, with some faint offsetting to endpapers, else clean throughout; Near Fine. Dustjacket is uniformly dust-soiled, edge-worn, with several shallow losses, a few scattered stains, and a few long tears with attendant creases, neatly tape-mended on verso; substantially complete and unrestored, but Very Good only. Early UK printing of Fitzgerald's first novel, centered around the lives of young socialites in post-World War I New York. Both the first and second UK printings of This Side of Paradise vary "unauthoritatively from the first Scribner's printing of the novel in some 850 readings. This figure does not include variants caused by Collins's omission of periods after abbreviations or alteration of quotation marks. Of the 850 variants, 32 are substantive" (Bruccoli, p.22). As with all Fitzgerald's pre-Gatsby works published by Collins, this title is scarce in dustjacket; we find no examples in the auction record, and Matthew Bruccoli, Fitzgerald's bibliographer, mentioned not seeing a jacket for the first Collins printing, and the only observed example of the second printing seen in Fitzgerald's own scrapbooks, lacking the rear cover and flaps. Bruccoli A5.2.b.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

The first printing of Fitzgerald's first book, very good in original green cloth covers. Published April, 1920, on copyright page, with no mention of later printings, and 1920 on the title page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920.. First edition.. publisher's green cloth.. Pencil name to front free endpaper; else a fresh, tight copy with very slight dimming to the gold on the spine.. 8vo,. Author's first book.

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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1920.. First edition.. publisher's green cloth supplied with a printed facsimile dust jacket.. Very slightly cocked; else an unworn copy with good gold on the spine.. 8vo,. Author's first book.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT

New York: Scribners, 1920. Later printing (September 1920). This was the file copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Hollywood agent, H.N. Swanson, with his signature, “H.N. Swanson,” on the front free endpaper and extensive pencil notes and scoring by him throughout the text and at the rear endpapers. Hinges skillfully repaired. Very good plus copy with some very minor rubbing to the cloth at the spine and a bare hint of edge wear without dust jacket. Enclosed in a handsome matching clamshell box.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons. Good with no dust jacket. 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing (April 1920 publishing date and no subsequent lines). Binding a little weak, with webbing showing at front hinge, and some separation elsewhere. Pages unmarked, uncreased and unstained, but slightly tanned. Small tears at the bottom of pp. 193-196 (bad cutting, probably). Dark cloth cover has some wear to corners and spine tips. Spine title clean. No dustjacket. .

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

London: W. Collins & Sons, 1921. Hardcover. Near Fine. First English edition. Neat contemporary owner name on the front pastedown, and a little soiling on the page edges, a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Fitzgerald's first book, altered considerably from the American edition.

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

Fitzgerald F. Scott

A. L. Burt. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Book is about very good, free of . former owner writing or bookplates, small wear to edges. ,. 1920. First Edition; Fifteenth Printing. First edition, 15th printing . (Bruccoli: A5. I. O. New York: A. L. Burt, 1923). First was Scribners, April 1920. Authors first novel. Very good, free of former owner writing or bookplates. Minor offset to endpapers and a touch of fade to edges. Light blue cloth, lettered in dark blue. Original copyright (April, 1920) on cp with no ref to later printings. Very scarce original, unsophisticated dust jacket. The front panel of the dustjacket is very similiar to the Scribner First Edition. Some chips around spine crown, approx 1/3-1/2" and moderate wear to edges. Some spotting to spine and moderate tone/rub for age, very good. (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC) . ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Minor edge and corner wear; no dj; lightly scuffed and scratched; corners are lightly bumped and rubbed; former owner's inscription and a date are in black ink on the ffep; spine is a little faded; some shelf wear; overall a very crisp and clean used first edition / eighth printing! Author's first book! Embossed lettering on the front board and faded gilt lettering on the spine. Deckle page edges. Wonderfully well-preserved for its 90+ year age! From the copyright page: "Published April, 1920. Reprinted twice in April, 1920. Reprinted May, June, July, August, September, 1920." 305 very clean unmarked and uncreased historical pages! "Armory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. His father, an ineffectual, inarticulate man with a taste for Byron and a habit of drowsing over the Encyclopedia Britannica, grew wealthy at thirty through the death of two elder brothers, successful Chicago brokers, and in the first flush of feeling that the world was his, went to Bar Harbor and met Beatrice O'Hara..........." ---- from Chapter 1 (Amory, Son of Beatrice).. First Edition / Eighth Printing. Green Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

London: W. Collins & Sons, 1921. Hardcover. Near Fine. First English edition. Neat contemporary owner name on the front fly, a little foxing to the foredge and endpapers, and a couple small spots on the boards, near fine lacking the dustwrapper. Fitzgerald's first book, altered considerably from the American edition.

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This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

G K Hall & Co, 1996-06. Hardcover. Good.

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This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

G K Hall & Co, 1996-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott.

Charles Scribner's Sons:, 1920. First published in April 1920, this book is the reprinted April 1920 edition (second printing), 305 pages. "Armory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait except the stray inexpressible few that made him worth while." VERY GOOD HARDCOVER, blue-green cloth covers, gilt lettering on the spine is bright, binding is tight, 2 small spots of cloth wear to the lower spine edge. A nice clean tight copy, no previous owner's name is present.. second printing,. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket Present.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Scribners, 1920 2nd printing. "Published April 1920 Reprinted April 1920" on copyright page. Dark green cloth blindstamped in front and stamped in gilt on spine. 8vo. 305pp. Page foredges uncut. Endpages without the usually browning. Lacks jacket. Clean - no marks. Tight. An unusually very nice copy. Fine condition..

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

London: W. Collins Sons & Co. LTD, 1921. First British Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Publisher's dark blue cloth stamped in red. Very Good. Cloth is lightly rubbed at extremities, lightly soiled, , and darkened at the spine. Pages foxed heaviest at prelims and terminals, with several small stains throughout, and previous owner notation inked to front end paper. Lacking the dust wrapper.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner and Sons, 1920. Hardcover. Very Good. Dark green cloth owners name. Stated reprinted May, june, july, 1920.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

Fitzgeraldís First Regularly Published Book FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribnerís Sons, 1920. First edition, later printing. Octavo. [8], 305, [5, blank] pp. Original dark bluish green linen-like grain cloth lettered in blind on front cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Minor scratch to front board. Otherwise a fine copy. Fitzgerald had previously written lyrics to musical comedies that were privately published by Princeton University. This is his first literary work. Bruccoli, Fitzgerald, A5.1.a. HBS 67817. $500

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This Side Of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald

New York, NY: Charles Scribners Sons, 1920-04. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+/Missing. Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1920. First Edition, First Printing. One of 3,000 copies published on March 26, 1920. Copyright page states, "published April, 1920". This is the dark blue/green "B" cloth edition with the title on the front cover blind-stamped and the titles on the spine gilt. There were over 12 printings of over 49,000 copies of early editions published in 1920 and 1921. The front free end papers have been torn out of this copy and the front hinge has been previously repaired. There are a few spots on front cover at top and a slight dent on the spine midway. Some brown spotting on several pages in first section. A few page edge tears. Light spots on rear free end paper and pastedown. Otherwise a good copy of a VERY scarce book and Fitzgerald's first novel. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Scribner's, 1954. Near fine in cloth-covered boards with minimal wear and dust jacket with light edgewear, shallow chips, three tiny closed tears, and small chip from the rear spinefold.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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This Side of Paradise -- 2nd Printing in Near-Fine Condition

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Second printing of the first edition, with "Published April 1920, Reprinted April 1920" on copyright page. In near-fine condition, bright and clean inside and out with usual slight offsetting to endpapers. Clean dark blue-green boards with unfaded gilt lettering on spine; binding firm. Text clean and unmarked, likely unread. A beautiful copy of Fitzgerald's first novel.. 1st Edition.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Endpapers professionally restored and book tightened. Bound in dark green cloth, stamped in gold (spine is a bit darkened, but certainly readable). This is the third printing of this book, published the same month/year as the first. Ref: Bruccoli A 5.1.c. One of 5,000 copies (after 3,000 in the first printing and 3,025 in the second). Fitted with a facsimile dust jacket that fits the book like a glove. 305 pp. . Third Printing. Hard Cover. VG+/Fine (Facsimile DW).

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This Side of Paradise (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1996-02-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE 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. ; 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" .

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE 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. ; 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" .

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This Side of Paradise

F Scott Fitzgerald

London - Grey Walls Press, 1948 Book. NEAR FINE with a. Hardcover. The second UK edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's debut novel. First published in America twenty-eight years earlier in 1920 and in the UK in 1921, this is the second UK edition of this textIn original unclipped dustwrapper. This Side of Paradise is often regarded as one of Fitzgerald's best works. It's title is taken from a line of Rupert Brooke's poem Tiare Tahiti and follows the lives and morality of post World War I youth. Thematically the novel explores love warped by greed and status seeking. Upon its initial publication in the states, ThisSide of Paradise was extremely popular and sold out in three days. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with some bumping to the head and tail of spine. A few handling marks to boards also. Dustwrapper is also very smart with minimal bumping to the extremities. Wrap is sunned, with some handling marks and the odd spot. Just a small amount of chipping to the head and tail of spine also. Wrap is preserved in an acetate cover. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE with a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

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This Side Of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons and by The First Edition Library, 1920. Third Printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with very faded gilt text on the spine and blind embossed text on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2 by 5 inches with only touches of light wear to the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. Without it issued dust jacket. 305 pages of text. A very clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind. As noted by Bruccoli in his bibliography of Fitzgerald's works, the numerous mispellings and typos which appeared in the first edition and early reprints were not corrected in the plates until the fourth printing. Only 5,000 copies of this, the third printing, were produced. (Bruccoli 5.I.a)

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THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

F. Scott Fitzgerald

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. The second printing of Fitzgerald's debut novel. There were 3.025 copies of this second printing in April of 1920, the same month as the First Edition. There is a pencilled name on the front endpaper, dated in the month of publication. THere is a short pencilled note on the endpaper as well. There are no other marks in the book. The spine lettering has darkened but is still legible. (Bruccoli A 5.I.b). Very Good binding.

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This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Hardcover. Very Good. Fourth printing (published a month after the first). Owner's name (Alison Heminway of Brooklyn), spine lettering a little dull but easily readable, very good lacking the dustwrapper One of 5000 copies printed of the fourth printing.

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This Side of Paradise.

FITZGERALD, F. Scott.

[London]:: The Grey Walls Press,, [1948].. Second UK edition.. publisher's gray cloth in dust jacket.. Slightest of light rubbing at the extremities of the spine; near fine in a bright unchipped jacket.. 12mo,. A 5.3.

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This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, later printing with the year 1920 on both the title and copyright page, and " Reprinted May, June 1920" and Scribner's Seal on the copyright page. 8vo. 305 pp. Green cloth. Gilt titling to spine, blind stamped to front board. Light offsetting to front free end paper and pencilled notations indicating that this is the author's first book and June 1920 printing. There is a short number sequence stamped at the top of the front paste down. Slight slant to the spine with light wear to spine extremities. Light wear to lower board edges and tips. Rear hinge starting. Gilt spine titling is slightly dull, but with no loss. With a small bookseller ticket to the bottom of the rear pastedown: "Fanny Butcher Books---Chicago" Internally clean. Overall a Very Good Copy of a rare title. Cloth. Very Good.

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