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    First Edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Third Musical Written While at Princeton - With a Lengthy Inscription by One of His Collaborators

    [F. Scott Fitzgerald, contributor]. Safety First. A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Presented by The Princeton University Triangle Club 1916-1917. Book by J. F. Bohmfalk, '17, Biggs, Jr., '18. Lyrics by F. Scott Fitzgerald, '17. Music by P. B. Dickey, '17, Warburton Guilbert, '19, E. [actually W. I.] Harris, '20. Cincinnati: Princeton University Triangle Club, 1916. First edition, first printing. With a full-page autograph letter signed by contributor W. I. Harris on the blank verso of the Cast List page. Excerpt: "I remember Scott as exceedingly unassuming and modest, and as a member of the Triangle Club a real enthusiast. As far as I know everyone liked him and no one would have thought of competing with his skill as a lyricist. The work was all his - as you will see, it speaks for itself." Inscription is signed by Harris and dated September 11, 1975. Harris also hand-corrected his misprinted first initial on the Cast List page. Quarto. 99 pages. Publisher's original cloth-backed full-color printed flexible boards. Boards scuffed and creased, text leaves also creased. Overall, a very good copy with an excellent inscription and association. Housed in cloth chemise and quarter brown morocco slipcase.
    Bruccoli A4.


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