FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Tender is the Night. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth, spine gilt-lettered, one small spot of discoloration on front cover corner, light mottling to spine; original dust jacket, expert restoration to jacket verso, chiefly to front flap fold and head of spine panel into front panel top, unclipped and bright; unopened final preliminary pages with short closed marginal tear; text and front and end matter clean. New York: Scribner's, 1934
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000
first edition, first printing with first issue dust jacket having blurbs by Eliot, Mencken and Rosenfeld, and $2.50 price intact. "Everything hinged on Tender is the Night ... he was nervous about it on several counts. The man who had begun it in 1925, who had fashioned the beautiful barbarism of its opening sequences, wasn't the same man who completed it in 1933; in between, Zelda's breakdown, the crumbling of American prosperity, and other reverses had changed and darkened his sensibility" (Turnbull, pp. 241-46). Bruccoli A14.1.a; Connolly, The Modern Movement 79.