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Fitzgerald, F Scott
'THIS SIDE OF PARADISE'. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1920
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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249
Fitzgerald, F Scott
'THIS SIDE OF PARADISE'. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1920
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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Fitzgerald, F Scott
'THIS SIDE OF PARADISE'. NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1920
8vo. Original green cloth with gilt spine title; spine faded, slightly shaken, lacks jacket.
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Literature

 Bruccoli A5.1.c

Catalogue Note

First edition, third printing. One of the approximately 500 copies for ABA members with tipped-in "The Author's Apology" leaf signed by Fitzgerald,

[With:] 1 page ALS from Fitzgerald  in original mailing envelope tipped in at rear, to a Mr. Heilner, 19 June, 1920. Fitzgerald thanks Heilner for his letter, and mentions that he often visits "25 west 45" in order to visit George Nathan "who has published a good deal of my stuff in the Smart Set." He also references the marriage of a mutual acquaintance. Before closing and boldly signing the letter, Fitzgerald notes that he looks forward to seeing Heilner's book.

The letter was written to Van Campen Heilner, a naturalist, explorer, writer, and filmmaker. As an adolescent, Heilner drifted from school to school, and spent his summers on the Jersey shore, where he fell in love with surf fishing. He became a prodigy in outdoor writing, and while still in his teens had several stories published in major American sporting publications. 

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