Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing, second state, with canceled leaves correcting misprints to pp. 349-351, in the first issue dust jacket. Publisher's dark green cloth, ruled in blind to boards and lettered in gilt to spine; in the original first issue dust jacket with $2.50 price stamped to front flap, featuring illustrations of dancing figures over an orange background to front panel, lettered in black. About fine with corners very lightly worn, boards otherwise fresh with bright gilt to the spine, some toning to page edges and offsetting to endpapers; in a very good or better dust jacket with spine lightly toned and extremities a bit worn, a few chips to spine ends and corners, top edge with a few tiny closed tears. Overall, a lovely copy in the scarce first issue jacket. Bruccoli A.17.I.a2 Taps at Reveille is Fitzgerald's fourth collection of short stories and the last book published during the author's lifetime. Each such collection was scheduled to follow the publication of Fitzgerald's novels; Taps at Reveille was published a year after Tender is the Night. The collection contains eighteen stories, including: "Crazy Sunday," "A Woman with a Past," The Last of the Belles," and "Babylon Revisited." According to the publisher, Fitzgerald chose his best short stories for this collection. Although it may lack maturity at times, the stories are full of the poignant and amusing stories of youth, gaiety and adolescent error. "Babylon Revisited" is probably the most mature story of the collection, with its rueful contemplation of the Jazz Age in Paris and its follies. (Edith H. Walton, New York Times).