"THE DAYS CAME ALONG ONE AFTER THE OTHER, AND THEN TWO YEARS WERE GONE, AND EVERYTHING WAS GONE, AND I WAS GONE"
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Taps at Reveille. New York: Scribner's, 1935. Octavo, original dark green cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
First edition, first state, of the last collection of Fitzgerald’s short stories published during his life, in scarce first-state dust jacket. One of only 5100 copies printed.
Fitzgerald chose for inclusion in this volume what he considered his best short stories from the previous decade—many of which dealt with a pre-war boy in his middle teens. "Mr. Fitzgerald is always miraculously adept at describing adolescent love affairs and adolescent swagger" (Edith Walton). Included is the much-anthologized story "Babylon Revisited." First state, with pages 349-52 uncancelled and with "catch it" reading on page 351; first state dust jacket with no price printed on the front flap; this copy bears a rubber-stamped price as found in some copies. Bruccoli A18.1.a.
Book fine; some rubbing and edge-wear, a few small closed tears, minimal toning to spineof extremely good dust jacket. A scarce Fitzgerald work in rarely found first-state dust jacket.