A Book of Princeton Verse 1916 (with) A Book of Princeton Verse II 1919 (in the scarce original dust jackets). F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alfred Noyes.
A Book of Princeton Verse 1916 (with) A Book of Princeton Verse II 1919 (in the scarce original dust jackets)
A Book of Princeton Verse 1916 (with) A Book of Princeton Verse II 1919 (in the scarce original dust jackets)
A Book of Princeton Verse 1916 (with) A Book of Princeton Verse II 1919 (in the scarce original dust jackets)

A Book of Princeton Verse 1916 (with) A Book of Princeton Verse II 1919 (in the scarce original dust jackets)

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. First book appearance of Fitzgerald's work. Two volumes, first editions. Hardcovers in grass green cloth lettered in gilt. Both volumes tight and internally clean and bright. The 1916 volume is xviii+ 187 pp. Age spotting to the front cloth but all lettering bright; original printed dust wrapper, tan lettered in green, has a shallow clear tape repir to the head of the spine, some embrowning and rubbing to the spine strip and a small, light blotch lower corner of the front panel. The 1919 volume is also in grass green cloth lettered in gilt, some light fading to the front cloth and light areas of fade to the rear cloth (as seems to be common in these two volumes) but all lettering bright. ix+ 179 pp. with author index. The original dust jacket, light salmon color lettered in black, has a similar shallow clear tape repair to the head of the spine, shallow crease top inner corner of the front panel, some light even soiling. It is this 1919 volumes that contains pieces by F. Scott Fitzgerald, misidentified as "T. Scott Fitzgerald" in the index as well as at the bottom of each of the poems where added his class year of '18. The three poems are "Marching Streets", "The Pope At Confession', and "My First Love". The poems contained in the "Book of Princeton Verse II--1919" are the first Fitzgerald works to appear in book form, preceded by some short contibutions to his high school magazine and the Nassau Literary Magazine at Princeton. Fitzgerald initially entered Princeton University as a member of the Class of 1917. Though he first tried out for the football team, he was deemed too small to play and instead was acepted into the Triangle Club theater group for which he wrote the lyrics to their 1917 musical comedy "Fi! FI! FiFi". With World War I raging, he left the University to join the Army (while in uniform in Alabama he met Zelda Sayre whom he would eventually marry), hence the reference in his signature beneath the poems as a member of the Class of '18". He did not, however, graduate from Princeton. Very Good / very good. Item #E24845

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