Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition, second or third printing with battered type to pp. 38 and 248. One of 10,100 copies. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in blind to front board and in gilt to spine. Very good, with light rubbing to spine ends, light offsetting to endpapers, light spotting to pages (mostly to prelims and rear), and some short tears to fore edges of pp. 259 - 264. Overall, an attractive copy. Bruccoli A 12.1.b/c. All the Sad Young Men is Fitzgerald's third collection of short stories and includes the following nine titles: "The Rich Boy," "Winter Dreams," "The Baby Party," "Absolution," "Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les," "The Adjuster," "Hot and Cold Blood," "The Sensible Thing," and "Gretchen's Forty Winks." All the Sad Young Men was published a year after Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, but interestingly, it includes a pseudo prequel to the iconic novel. In the story "Absolution," Fitzgerald provides a unique glimpse into Jay Gatsby's childhood as James Gatz. This chapter was eventually excluded from The Great Gatsby in order to keep the title character shrouded in compelling mystery. Item #FSF141