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The Jazz Age

To mark the birthday of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the quintessential author of the Jazz Age, our Modern Literature specialists have chosen a selection of books which capture both the essence of fashionable society in the 1920s and 30s and as well as the disillusionment of post-war America.

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  1. First edition, first printing; 8vo; publisher's green cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, top edge gilt, with the dust jacket; cloth a little mottled as usual but an excellent copy in the rather worn, rubbed, chipped and internally repaired dust jacket.

  2. First UK edition, first impression; 8vo; finely bound for Asprey in full green morocco, single rules to boards, titles to spine in compartments, gilt, all edges gilt, spine lightly and pleasingly mellowed. A fine copy.

  3. 8vo; full complement of blank pages; printing department binding of green cloth, gilt lettered lettering-piece to spine (later addition), plain paper endpapers to front (paste-residue showing and offsetting), heavier, more finished salmon ones to rear, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, soiling and fading to boards and spine but sound and solid; hand-written letter loosely inserted (215 x 140 mm), folded horizontally twice, creased at corners, short split to right margin of each fold, otherwise very good.

  4. First edition, first printing, review copy with ink stamp and publisher's ink note to title; 8vo; publisher's red cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, minor superficial rubbing to one corner and spine ends, but overall a fine example.

  5. First edition; signed by the author on half-title; 8vo; lacking front free endpaper but secondary one extant, mild marginal toning as often; publisher's pictorial cloth backed with brocade cloth, photographic portrait to front cover by Carl Van Vechten, paper spine label, light dust-soiling, a few marks to upper cover but overall very good.

  6. First edition, first issue with 'Jefferson' for 'Mottstown' on p340, line 1; 8vo; publisher's cloth printed in blue and orange, top edge coloured orange, pictorial dust-jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, spine panel slightly faded, slight wear to extremities; unobtrusive bookseller's label to rear pastedown, otherwise a fine copy.

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