THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First Edition. Fitzgerald's first novel, an examination of the lives of well-to-do youth before and after World War I, showing "sensitive and intelligent young people reacting to new sex customs, new literary ideas, and prosperity" (Coan, America in Fiction, p.115). Bruccoli A5.1.a. Item #5734
First Printing, one of 3,000 copies. Octavo (19.75cm); full hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and in blind to front cover; [viii],305,pp. Light external wear, corners gently bumped (though still sharp), faint foxing to endpapers, a few small whitish spots to spine, and shallow dampstaining along left edge of rear cover; Very Good, with the spine gilt slightly dulled, but still quite legible.