Item #FSF124 Tales of the Jazz Age. F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Tales of the Jazz Age

Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First Edition. Very Good.


First edition, presumed first issue with "an" for "and" on page 232 (the text was corrected either between the first and second printings or the second and third printings.) Publisher's original blue-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover stamped in blind. Very good, with mild dimming to gilt, lower front corner bumped, small spot of soiling to top of rear board, previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper, and previous owner's stamp to half-title page. Overall, a very attractive copy. Bruccoli A9.I.a. Tales of the Jazz Age is Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, published shortly after his second novel The Beautiful and Damned; as per Scribner's sales tactics, each collection of short stories was scheduled to follow the publication of a novel, with the goal of the short story collection to feed off of the popularity of its companion novel. Tales of the Jazz Age includes some of the author's most well-known short stories, organized thematically into three sections: "My Last Flappers," "Fantasies," and "Unclassified Masterpieces." Specifically, it includes eleven stories: "The Jelly-Bean," "The Camel's Back," "May Day," "Porcelain and Pink," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Tarquin of Cheapside," "Oh, Russet Witch!," "The Lees of Happiness," "Mr. Icky," "Jemina," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," which served as the basis for the 2008 film starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.


Item #FSF124

Price: $600.00