New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo., 267pp.; VG/VG; dust jacket spine tan with black lettering; price uncut; green cloth boards, bright gilt lettering on spine; This is a true first issue of the first edition: the date on the title page, 1926, matches the date on the copyright page. The type at page 38, lines 6-9 (left), page 248, lines 21-24 (right) and the page number "90" is more battered on later printings. This copy exhibits no such battering. A true first issue.; small bumping to rear lower corner, created a tiny chip to dust jacket. Other than that, there is no sign of damage to the dust jacket. As nice of a copy as we've ever seen; interior clean; RD Consignment. Shelved Case #2.
The author's third collection features nine short stories. "The Rich Boy" contains one of Fitzgerald's most quoted passages: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand". As with his other collections, its release was timed to follow the completion of his most recent novel, The Great Gatsby. As nice a copy as we've ever seen.