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    F. Scott Fitzgerald Signed Copy of The Vegetable with four additional books. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. 8vo, 145 pages. First edition. Signed on the front free endpaper, in part: "'The best postman in the world'/Atlantic City/Nov 19th 1923/F. Scott Fitzgerald." Green, blind stamped cloth over boards. Remnant of gilt stamped lettering on spine. Untrimmed pages. Front free endpaper is dampstained and toned, but does not affect Fitzgerald's signature. Light to moderate toning of page margins. One uncut page of ads in the rear. Minor chipping at the head of spine.

    Also included are four additional books by Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. 8vo, 218 pages. Publisher's cloth binding. Lightly worn boards with mildly toned pages. [and:] The Beautiful and Damned. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First edition. 8vo, 449 pages. Publisher's cloth binding. Front hinge broken resulting in detachment of front board and spine from textblock. Light toning and shelfwear. [and:] All the Sad Young Men. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First edition. 8vo, 267 pages. Publisher's original binding. Front hinge is cracked, but boards remain attached to textblock. The former owner has written a short note on the front free endpaper. Toning. [and:] Tender is the Night. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. 8vo, 408 pages. Publisher's original binding. Light toning. Spine heavily damaged at the head. Some shelfwear.

    Three of the five books contain the former owner's, Emily O'Neill Davies, bookplate. Once married to William Henry Vanderbilt III, the great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, which ended in divorce three years later, Emily led the life of a wealthy, transatlantic socialite, and was found mingling in literary circles. Among her friends were Dolly Wilde, infamous niece of Oscar Wilde, Thomas Wolfe, Gertrude Stein, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. She died in 1935.


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