SAVE ME THE WALTZ: Proof Copy and First Printing of the Third Edition. Zelda Fitzgerald.
SAVE ME THE WALTZ: Proof Copy and First Printing of the Third Edition

SAVE ME THE WALTZ: Proof Copy and First Printing of the Third Edition

London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. Hardcover. Proof copy of the third edition, with a preface by Harry T. Moore and a note on the text by Matthew J. Bruccoli. Save Me the Waltz was written by Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-48) in six hectic weeks while recovering from a breakdown. The novel is intensely autobiographical, portraying a Southern belle's struggle to rise above being "a back-seat driver about life" and to earn respect for her own accomplishments - to establish herself independently of her husband. It is a forceful, truthful picture of a legendary marriage in a fabulous age, and one of the most shattering self-portraits of a woman ever committed to paper. Octavo. Original light red Jonathan Cape wrappers, with the publisher's printed proof statement affixed to the front panel. The spine is a trifle sun faded. A bit of mild browning and wear along the extremities of the dust jacket. Offered together with a first printing of the third edition. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Period bookseller's label to the front pastedown. Light bumping to the corners and tips. Some general browning and minor soiling to the dust jacket. Both volumes are in very good condition. Bruccoli ZF-A1.3.b. Very good / Very good. Item #66137
ISBN: 0224615297

Price: $350.00

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