"Youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness": FIRST EDITION OF Tales of the Jazz Age; Inscribed by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Tales of the Jazz Age.
  • Tales of the Jazz Age.
  • Tales of the Jazz Age.
  • Tales of the Jazz Age.
  • Tales of the Jazz Age.
  • Tales of the Jazz Age.

Tales of the Jazz Age.

$25,000.00

Item Number: 101765

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.

Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". All of the stories had been published earlier, independently, in either Metropolitan Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Smart Set, Collier's, Chicago Sunday Tribune, or Vanity Fair. Includes the story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which was the basis for the film bearing the same name, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

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