"Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness": FIRST EDITION OF Tales of the Jazz Age; Inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922.
First edition of Fitzgerald’s iconic collection, with eleven stories including “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” basis for the award-winning 2008 film. Octavo, original green cloth, titles to the spine in gilt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Signor Monsieur Herr Whitney from Fitzgerald/(le maistro).” In very good condition. Bruccoli A9.I.a. Bruccoli & Clark I:132. Smiley, 46. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.