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THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD., Perosa, Sergio.  Translated by Charles Matz and the author.
1 Perosa, Sergio. Translated by Charles Matz and the author. THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1969, second printing. 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the first critical study of F. Scott Fitzgerald based on his complete works from the Princeton juvenilia to 'The Last Tycoon'. In a work-by-work analysis, Sergio Perosa reveals the literary craftsman who through the conscious use of a Europeanized technique gave artistic form to the American experience. Fitzgerald's personal life - his early success at 23 and his failure by the age of 30 - has obscured his literary r e p u t a t i o n, making him more a legend than anything else. This book restores Fitzgerald to his rightful place in American literature. Perosa gives the date and circumstances of each composition, discusses the various texts, compares the pr ot ag on is ts , an al yz es the themes, and reveals the creative apparatus that made Fitzgerald great. (This book) presents a well-balanced appraisal of the writer who was the laureate of the Jazz Age. It discusses Fitzgerald's roots in both Amer ica n a nd Bri tis h lit era tur e and points out his contributions to the craft of fiction." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrin klin g, l igh t to mod er ate rubb ing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
IDYLLS OF THE KING., Tennyson, Alfred.
2 Tennyson, Alfred. IDYLLS OF THE KING.
London Edward Moxon 1859 First Edition Full-Leather Very Good 
261 pp, 6 5/8" H. Full leather binding with five raised bands on spine, elaborate gilt decoration on spine and front/rear boards, all edges gilt, integral ribbon bookmark. Pale yellow endpapers, verso of title page blank with printer's information at bottom of page 261. No publisher's advertisements. Contains: Enid; Vivien; Elaine; Guinevere. Non-authorial inscription on blank page following free front endpaper: "To my Dearest wife: / Wedding Day / 1859". A few tiny foxing marks on endpapers and on preliminary pages, five page leaves with a tiny crease at top corner, very light wear on edges, hinges and banding. 
Price: 125.00 USD
New York Random House 1950 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
512 pp, 8 1/2" H. Gray cloth with dark blue title block and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt lettering on front board (including "PRESENTATION EDITION" notation), top edge gray. Publisher's clear mylar dust cover. Stated on reverse of half title page: "This is number 172 (number in pen) of a limited edition specially made for presentation to the Booksellers of America". A tragic tale, set in 1820s Kentucky, of Jeremiah Beaumont's attempt to rise in life on his own terms but, through the agency of others, losing his way. When he is told that his benefactor, Colonel Cassius Fort, has committed a terrible crime, he kills him and is tried for murder. Small bump at top corner of front board, tiny bump at top corner of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor bump at top corner of approx. pages 1 to 300, slight fading to colour at bottom edge of spine, small light stain at top fore-edge of text block. Dust cover has small chips/tear at top of spine and flap-folds, moderate rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD

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