The Beautiful and the Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922.
Octavo, modern full crushed blue morocco gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt.
First edition, first issue, an exceptional presentation/association copy whimsically inscribed by Fitzgerald to his friend and fellow author Hyatt Downing, “For Father Hyatt Downing S.D., A.P.A. P.H.D., T.A.B., S.O.L., D.D. O.K. Especially O.K. from F. Scott Fitzgerald, St. Paul March 2nd,” handsomely bound in elegant morocco gilt by Asprey.