Tender is the Night. A Romance... Decorations By Edward Shenton. F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Tender is the Night. A Romance... Decorations By Edward Shenton.

1934. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1934.

8vo., [viii], [1]-408 pp., title-vignette, headpieces and tailpieces. Original blue-green cloth lettered in gilt on the backstrip, original pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy, dust jacket with a few small chips at edges and flap folds, backstrip very slightly faded, otherwise clean and bright and the cloth fresh and clean, gilt lettering bright.

§ First edition, first printing, dust jacket (front flap) has blurbs by T. S. Eliot, H. L. Mencken, and Paul Rosenfeld. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s (1896-1940) final novel, written over the course of nearly a decade, and reflecting the turmoil that surrounded him, including his financial insecurity, his wife’s hospitalization, and his uncertain future. This copy was purchased on publication and has been with the same owner ever since. Item #108673

Price: $18,500.00

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