Brian Levine

P.O. Box 3048, Crested Butte, CO 81224-3048 USA

Specialists in Western American, literature, and quantum physics; with a particular focus on Colorado history and the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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First Editions


"... My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence: An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward ...." from The Author's Apology, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, 1st edition, 3rd printing, 1920.


TENDER IS THE NIGHT, inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1934

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First edition, third printing, inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald, September 1940

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Book is inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald to Walter L. Bruington, September 1940, three months before Fitzgerald died.  Walter L. Bruington was an assistant City Attorney of City of Los Angeles, California.  He was also a legal associate of Jesse L. Lasky.  Jesse L. Lasky (1880-1958) was a Hollywood pioneer and founder of Paramount Studios.  By 1939, Lasky had become an independent producer whose main interest was biographies of great Americans.  The life of Mark Twain was a natural, and Lasky negotiated a purchase for the movie rights, the percentages divided between the Twain Estate and Sherman, as Lasky was obliged to include Sherman’s play in the deal. In addition, Lasky hired Sherman to write the preliminary movie treatment for shopping the film around to major studios.  

Walter L. Bruington, lived at 6399 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California.  Major Walter L. Bruington was an Executive Officer, Patent Royalty Adjustment Board, AAF Materiel  Command, Wright Field, O.  List of prmotions in the JUDGE  ADVOCATE  GENERAL'S  DEPARTMENT, 1 January to 15 May 1944.  In 1952, Walter L. Bruington listed as living in Sherman Oaks, California.

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Book condition: covers show some wear; gold print on spine present, but dulled; head of spine slightly frayed; internal pages bright and clean.  Original first edition, first printing dust jacket, supplied, yet lovingly matches book condition: very good plus with some light chipping to head and toe and sunning to spine.



Please note: all our F. Scott Fitzgerald signatures and/or inscriptions have verifiable provenance.  We invite you to inquire about any of the signed or inscribed Fitzgerald books that are of interest to you.


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We are always interested in purchasing large or small collections, from countless to single items.  We purchase Western Americana -- books, documents, maps, photographs, ledgers, journals, annual reports, manuscript material, memorabilia, etc.  We also purchase first edition literature, especially books or manuscripts that are signed/inscribed and dust-jacketed, such F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Ben Hecht, Eugene O'Neill, James Joyce, etc.  And, we are interested in science books, such as those by Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Paul Dirac, Linus Pauling, Steven Weinberg, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schroedinger, Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford. Max Planck, Ernrico Fermi, Robert Oppenheimer, etc.



"... But never again as during that all too short period when he and I were one person, when the fulfilled future and the wistful past were mingled in a single gorgeous moment -- when life was literally a dream...."  F. Scott Fitzgerald, from 'Early Success,' The Crack Up, October 1937

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Boltzmann equation

\left( c \boldsymbol{\alpha}\cdot \mathbf{\hat{p}}+\beta mc^2 \right ) \psi = i\hbar\frac{\partial \psi}{\partial t}\,\!

Dirac equation

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