New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good +. First edition, first state, of the last collection of Fitzgerald's short stories published during his life, signed by the author on the front blank. One of only 5100 copies printed. Octavo, original dark green cloth. Book Very Good + with staining and wear to the spine, but internally in excellent condition. Dust jacket also in Very Good + condition. Spine toned and minor wear at the extremities, but generally an attractive example. With the original price of $2.50 stamped on the front flap in blue ink. Housed in a lovely custom slipcase with chemise.Fitzgerald chose for inclusion in this volume what he considered his best short stories from the previous decade-many of which dealt with a pre-war boy in his middle teens. "Mr. Fitzgerald is always miraculously adept at describing adolescent love affairs and adolescent swagger" (Edith Walton). Included is the much-anthologized story "Babylon Revisited." First state, with pages 349-52 uncancelled. Bruccoli A18.1.a2. Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket.
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