“It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being": First Edition of F. Scott's Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise; With a full page inscription by Him
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.
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