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    Wonderfully Inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tender Is the Night. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition, second printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Fitzgerald on the front free endpaper: "For Ivia ("Lupe") Waterman/Pride of Florida/with me three/sheets to the wind/and her six sheets/to the laundry pile/with Best Wishes/F. Scott Fitzgerald/Marburg 1934". Octavo. [x], 408, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's full green cloth, front board ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, second (or later) printing dust jacket. Jacket extensively repaired and restored, Jacket spine sunned, some toning, minor soiling to jacket, boards soiled, spine a bit dull, some rubbing to binding, some light soiling to endleaves (only slightly affecting inscription), newspaper clipping on page [ii], with some offsetting to a few conjugate leaves. The word "Scotty" in an unknown hand on the rear jacket panel. A good copy with an excellent inscription. With the recipient's bookplate on the front pastedown.
    Ivia Waterman later became a Nurse at Johns Hopkins, and likely met Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda (who was receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins for schizophrenia between 1932 and 1937) while Waterman was in training.
    Bruccoli A 14.1.b


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