Princeton: Students of Princeton University, 1917. Advertising. Printed wrappers. Octavo. [x], -346, [vi] pages. Very good condition with a few edge chips to the covers, which protrude beyond the textblock on three sides. One largish chip (1 3/8" x 1/8") along upper fore edge that has been expertly repaired.
Two early F. Scott Fitzgerald print appearances, one story and one poem, in Princeton's undergraduate literary magazine. His short story "The Spire and the Gargoyle" occupies this issue's first eleven pages of content, and the college-angsty poem "Rain Before Dawn" appears on page 321.
The Nassau Lit was edited at this time by Fitzgerald's friend, John Peale Bishop. The next print appearance of "The Spire and the Gargoyle" was in "The Apprentice Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1909-1917", edited by John Kuehl, in 1965. "Rain Before Dawn" next appeared in print in 1961 in another Princeton publication.
Two scarce, early, and ephemeral literary forays by one who has proved to be a giant of 20th century American letters, three years before publication of "This Side of Paradise."
Ref. BRUCCOLI C40 and C41; BRUCCOLI SUPPLEMENT K296; BRUCCOLI A27 and A32; etc.