1934. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
8vo, 408 pp. Original dark green cloth, with gilt on spine still bright. Very good condition, light shelf wear, prior owner's name and gift inscription on front fly-leaf and no other markings. With rare, first state dust jacket, albeit unrestored and faded. Housed in custom clamshell case.
§ First edition, first printing, with Scribner's seal and letter A on copyright page, 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. One of only 7600 copies printed, considerably more scarce than the first edition of The Great Gatsby, which had a first print run of over 20,000 copies. Item #125462