All the Sad Young Men.
First edition, first printing, of “Fitzgerald’s strongest collection, with four major stories (‘The Rich Boy’, ‘Winter Dreams’, ‘Absolution’, and ‘The Sensible Thing’) as well as five commercial stories … As was his custom, Fitzgerald polished the magazine texts of these stories. He was convinced that the book publication of stories affected his reputation, whereas the magazine appearances were ignored by the critics” (Bruccoli, Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, p. 272).
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Octavo. Original blue green cloth, titles to spine gilt and to front board in blind, fore edge untrimmed. Ownership inscriptions to front pastedown and rear free endpaper. Spine sunned with a few nicks at extremities, corners rubbed, edges toned. A very good copy.