Tender Is The Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1934.

First Edition, First Issue

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First edition, with first issue points, including Scribner’s “A” at copyright page, dust jacket blurbs by T.S. Eliot, H.L. Mencken, and Paul Rosenfeld on the front flap as well as original price of $2.50. Significant loss at jacket upper front panel effecting title, as well as head and tail. First issue jacket, notably bearing the unauthorized Eliot blurb, which was included without first obtaining his permission. Publisher’s original full dark green cloth covered boards, front board with single blind stamped, spine lettered in gilt, Housed in a custom clamshell case.

The fourth and final novel by Fitzgerald, it is a semi-autobiographical work, telling the story of Dick Diver, a psychiatrist who marries one of his patients. Diver is claimed to be based on Fitzgerald’s friend, Gerald Murphy, but resembles much of Fitzgerald, too.

A great opportunity to own this classic piece of literature in an unrestored original dust jacket. A new owner may choose to have expert restoration completed on the dust jacket. Copies with dust jacket professional restoration and some reproduction in facsimile have sold at auction for over $12,000 (2024) [RBH 1335-110] and $20,000 (2023) [RBH 1128-373].


Published by: Charles Scribner's Sons

Location published: New York

Year published: 1934

Edition: First Edition, First Issue


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