Cincinnati: The John Church Company, 1914
First edition. A very early Fitzgerald work, his first writing for a production at the Princeton University Triangle Club. A very good to near fine example. The boards bright and crisp with only slight shelf and handling wear. A tiny crack at the bottom of the rear board. A tear to the front hinge, but still a square and solidly intact volume. The copyright notice hand corrected on page 5, as it was with most copies. The contents fine, appearing mostly unread. Laid in is an annotated newspaper clipping advertising the Triangle Club's "Christmas Trip" tour of six cities to perform the show. A beautiful and unrestored example of this scarce title. Though he was socially and intellectually ambitious at Princeton, Fitzgerald was a largely indifferent student from the start. He joined the Triangle Club after he was cut from the football team his freshman year. Fitzgerald would write the lyrics for three shows at the club, but was not allowed to performed in any of them as his poor grades prohibited him from partaking in extracurricular activities. He did not graduate with the class of ’17, and instead left Princeton to join the army and finish writing This Side of Paradise.