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First edition of Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical 2nd novel  

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The Beautiful and Damned
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
New York
Charles Scribner’s Sons

Octavo. Original dark bluish green cloth binding, with gilt and blind-stamped titles. First edition, first state with no publisher's seal on the copyright page. Housed in a custom green cloth clamshell box.

Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical and sadly prophetic second novel explores New York cafe society and the American Eastern elite during the Jazz Age. As in his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters are complex, especially with respect to marriage and intimacy. Bruccoli A8.1.a.

Donated by johnson rare books & archives, Covina, CA  in memory of Michael Hecht.

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Some general shelfwear to the boards, including a bit of faint staining to the front panel; else about very good.
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