TENDER IS THE NIGHT. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Malcolm Cowley, novel, preface.

TENDER IS THE NIGHT

London: The Grey Walls Press Limited, 1953. Revised, First English Edition. Revised UK edition of Fitzgerald's fourth novel, incorporating all of his final revisions to the text, and including a preface by Malcolm Cowley not present in the 1948 Grey Walls Press edition. Basis for Henry King's 1962 film adaptation, starring Jason Robards, Jennifer Joans, and Joan Fontaine. Bruccoli A15.2.a; Connolly 100. Item #4973

First Printing. Octavo (19cm); tan paper-covered boards (a variant not recorded by Bruccoli), with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xxii,418pp. Thin strip of offsetting to endpapers closest to gutters (as we've seen with nearly every copy we've handled), hint of oxidation to gilt titling, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 12s.6d. net), with some trivial wear to extremities, and a single tiny tear to upper front panel; very Near Fine.

Price: $100.00