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    Sale 2508 | Lot 121
    Price Realized: $6,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2508 Lot 121

      FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. Tender is the Night. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth, spine gilt-lettered, hint of mottling to spine; original dust jacket, old cellotape repairs to spine panel verso mending short closed tears and shallow chipping to head, rear panel toned with two stains, fold corners nicked; first divisional title with small loss to blank margin. New York: Scribner's, 1934

      Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,750