Hard Cover. New York: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1988. First Edition. Fine.
Compiled by Matthew J. Bruccoli. First edition. One of 200 numbered copies, of which this is number 43. Publisher's cloth-covered boards with gilt black cloth spine and a gilt reproduction of F. Scott Fitzgerald's initials at the lower right corner of the front board. Fine. This book contains a wonderful collection of inscriptions to and from F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrated in black & white photographs. Inscriptions from Fitzgerald include: Tales of the Jazz Age, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby to Dorothy Parker's husband Alan Campbell, Tender is the Night to Dorothy Parker, plus many more. Inscriptions to Fitzgerald include: from Van Wyck Brooks in The Pilgrimage of Henry James, James Branch Cabell in Jurgen, T. S. Eliot in Ash Wednesday, Ernest Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls, James Joyce in Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, among others. This book comes from an important collection of Edmund Wilson material. Edmund Wilson and Fitzgerald were friends at Princeton from 1913 - 1916. While Fitzgerald was always in awe of Wilson's intellect, Wilson envied Fitzgerald's imaginative gift. They remained friends until Fitzgerald's death in 1940.