14 December 2000
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. All the Sad Young Men. New York: Scribner's, 1926. 8o. Original green cloth (spine dull with fraying at ends, inner hinges broken).
FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY TO ANNE OBER, WIFE OF FITZGERALD'S LITERARY AGENT, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "For Anne Ober, Hoping that none of her descendants will be sad young men. F. Scott Fitgzerald" (echoing the book's title); with Harold Ober's signature on inside front cover. Fitzgerald's third collection of stories, including two of his finest: "The Rich Boy" and "Winter Dreams." When the Fitzgeralds' daughter Scottie was sent to boarding school in 1936 Anne Ober and her husband became her virtual foster parents. See Fitzgerald's grateful letters to Anne in F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters, ed. M.J. Bruccoli, New York, 1995. Bruccoli A12.1.a.
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