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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Page 3

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.

 

THE VEGETABLE, or From President to Postman, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  First edition, 1923, in original dust jacket.

INSCRIBED BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD to SCOTT TRUEX, leading man in the Atlantic City play.  The production ran for one week at Nixon's Apollo Theater and then closed.  Ring Lardner and his wife accompanied F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald on opening night.  Zelda wrote, "... In brief, the show flopped as flat as  one of Aunt Jeminas famous pancakes -- Scott and Truex and Harris were terribly disappointed and so was I as I had already spent the first weeks N.Y. royalty for a dress to wear to the opening night ...." 

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Book was previously owned by Emily O'Neill Davies (Emily Davies Vanderbilt.

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Emily O'Neill <i>Davies Vanderbilt Thayer</i> Whitfield

Emily O'Neill Davies Vanderbilt Thayer Whitfield had many names. Her birth name was Emily O'Neill Davies. She was the daughter of Frederick Martin Davies, a New York banker, broker and noted horseman, who raised his family in a large private house at 20 E. 82nd Street . Her mother, also named Emily O'Neill Davies, was the daughter of Daniel O'Neill, the editor and owner of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. When Daniel O'Neill died in 1877, leaving a fortune valued at $8,000,000, his wife Emma (nee Seely) married his brother, Eugene M. O'Neill, who took over the paper.

Frederick Martin Davies was the cousin of Bradley and Townsend Martin, and best friend of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. Ironically, Davies died the day before Vanderbilt set sail on the ill-fated Lusitania and lost his life. So it seemed a fitting twist of fate that in a fairy-tale wedding at Grace Church in Manhattan in 1923, Davies' beautiful young daughter Emily would marry Vanderbilt's son, William Henry Vanderbilt III. 

For more on the exotic and intriguing life of Emily O'Neill Davies, please see the following website: Emily O'Neill Davies

$37,500.00

 

The quotation in Fitzgerald's inscription is from the ending of THE VEGETABLE.  Ernest Truex was the lead actor in this production; and he, too, signed this book.

Two other copies of this Fitzgerald title, also signed and inscribed in the same purple ink, have been catalogued, both with a similar inscriptions; both books inscribed by Fitzgerald as well as signed by Truex

This book is truly a museum piece!

If interested, please inquire.

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.

 

THE VEGETABLE, or From President to Postman

by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  First edition, 1923

In ORIGINAL first state dust jacket.  Condition: very good with professional conservation repairs.  The book itself is in near fine condition, with bright gilt lettering on spine, clean cloth, and fresh pages.  The dust jacket is original with several tears and chips that have been mended with neutral pH conservation materials.  Spine of dust jacket has been lightly sunned, but is, for the most part, reasonably clean and intact.  There is some waviness to the dust jacket panels, mostly due to the cleaning and repairs.  Artwork on dust jacket is by John Held, Jr.  

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, published April 1923.  Condition of cloth covers: near fine.  Dust jacket has had some conservation work done: chips and tears repaired by a professional.

Cloth spine in near fine condition.  Condition of pages and endpapers: near fine; no foxing, stains, browning, or fading.  However, there is a previous owner's name on the upper part of the front endpaper.

If interested, please inquire.

 

 

For more books by and about F. Scott Fitzgerald, please click on the following links:

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Other first editions:

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

BEN HECHT

First Editions, Literary

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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WE BUY COLLECTIONS LARGE AND SMALL!

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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