"Of course all life is a process of breaking down": First Edition of The Crack-Up; Inscribed by Edmund Wilson
New York: New Directions, 1945.
First edition of this collection of essays by Fitzgerald, published posthumously. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Edmund Wilson, who served as editor to this posthumous Fitzgerald work, “To Frangeon L. Jones with the best regards of Edmund Wilson Peterborough Aug. 16, 1964.” Laid into the book is the newspaper article from August 17,1964 regarding Edmund Wilson’s presentation of the Edward MacDowell Medal at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. In near fine condition, lacking the dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
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