FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT Tender is the Night.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition, first printing with "A" and the publisher's seal to the copyright leaf. Publisher's bluish green cloth with vertical lines, in dust jacket, housed in a blue morocco backed clamshell case. 408 pp., illustrations by Edward Shenton. The volume fine, the jacket with a closed tear terminating at the second line of the title, one small tape repair to verso of jacket spine, the spine colors slightly faded, light creases and a few short tears to jacket extremities, a near fine unrestored example.
Fitzgerald's late novel of the South of France in the colorful first issue dust jacket with illustration of the Riviera, blurb by T.S. Eliot, and $2.50 price intact. The novel is dedicated to Sara and Gerald Murphy, likely the inspiration of the main characters, Nicole and Dick Diver. Connolly 79; Bruccoli A15.1.a (revised edition, 1987).
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