Lot 67 of 455:
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Princeton senior class yearbook 1917  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
The Princeton Bric-A-Brac Volume XLI
Author:
Place:
[Philadelphia, PA]
Publisher:
[Press of E. A. Wright]
Date:
[1915]
Description:

404, liv, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs and artwork. 18x24 cm (7¼x9¼") black pebble-grain leather decorated in gilt, beveled edges, top edge gilt.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's senior class yearbook. He appears in the Class of '18 photo (front row, center, p. 34) and is listed in the Class of '18 (p. 36), appears in the Triangle Club photo (p. 130) and is listed with club members (p. 131). He is credited with the lyrics to "Safety First" (pp. 134 and 137), appears in the board of The Tiger photo (p. 154) and is listed with its staff (p. 155). He's listed as a member of the University Cottage Club (p. 239), the Freneau Club (p. 295), and appears in the rear Directory (p. 356).  

Fitzgerald actually left Princeton in Nov. 1917, a month prior to publication, to join the 45th Infantry, and never graduated. He was awarded honorary membership in that graduating class in Nov. 2016. The owner of this copy was David W. Guy (Wiht his initial in gilt on the front cover), an American military aviator. Guy flew biplanes for both France's Aeronautique Militaire and the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I. He served in the Lafayette Flying Corps, a group of 180 American pilots who flew for France.

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Condition:
Fair amount of rubbing and scuffing to leather, corner tips worn; very good.
 
Item number:
309546
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