Lot 145 of 222:
First edition of Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical 2nd novel  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
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Title:
The Beautiful and Damned
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Charles Scribner’s Sons
Date:
1922
Description:

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.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some general shelfwear to the boards, including a bit of faint staining to the front panel; else about very good.
 
Item number:
270017
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