Fitzgerald’s First Regularly Published Book
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribner’s 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