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    F. Scott Fitzgerald Inscribed: All the Sad Young Men. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), first edition with publisher's seal on copyright page, type flaw on the page number 90, 267 pages, inscribed in verse by Fitzgerald on the ffep "For Lefty and Nora/ The horse and the cart/ The eye and the eyeball/ The spleen and the heart/ The tooth and the dentist/ The wind and the weather/ ---Well that's quite enough/ to say you're together/ F. Scott Fitzgerald", Fitzgerald has also checked six of the nine stories on the contents page and noted by hand "Read the ones marked/ F.S.F.", original green cloth with titles stamped in blind on the cover and spine, ex-lib copy with remnants of card pocket on inside rear board, library markings on the spine have been inked out to blend with the original color of the cloth, pages lightly toned, front hinge starting, ffep with verse tattered on the edge, corners bumped, general soiling to boards, else good condition.

    The Lefty and Nora referred to by Fitzgerald in his poetic inscription are certainly Nora and Maurice Flynn of Tryon, North Carolina. Fitzgerald first came to Tryon with his daughter, Scottie, in 1935. The mountain area of western North Carolina was known at that time for the treatment of tuberculosis, and Fitzgerald was worried about his lungs. The Flynn's were acquaintances of Fitzgerald and residents of Tryon. Maurice had been a football star at Yale and a minor movie actor. Nora was the youngest of the celebrated Langhorne sisters, one of whom became Lady Astor, and the other married Charles Dana Gibson and became the model for his Gibson Girl. Fitzgerald's daughter stayed with the Flynn's while he was in Tryon. During his brief stay Fitzgerald wrote a short play, some poetry, and story called "The Intimate Strangers" based on the Flynn's and their marital histories.


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