TENDER IS THE NIGHT - REVIEW COPY. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Malcolm Cowley, novel, introduction.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. Revised Edition. An elusive edition of Fitzgerald's fourth novel, a completely re-set edition incorporating the author's final version of the text, as well as the first appearance of Malcolm Cowley's powerful introduction. Bruccoli notes the first and second states totalled 5,075 copies, though the erratum slip was only included with review copies. Basis for Henry King's 1962 film adaptation, starring Jason Robards, Jennifer Joans, and Joan Fontaine. Bruccoli A15.1.a(1); Connolly 100. Item #5375

First Printing, first state, with four errors in the text of Cowley's introduction. A review copy, with the publisher's rubber-stamped slip and mimeographed erratum slip for reviewers laid in. Octavo (21.5cm); beige cloth, blocked and titled in dark red and black on spine; dustjacket; xx,356pp. Faint stain to right edge of textblock, upper rear board corner gently tapped (though still sharp); contents clean; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), sunned (particularly at spine), with modest wear, some old, faint splash marks to spine and front panel, shallow loss at upper front joint, and a few additional scuffs and faint stains; just Very Good.

Price: $200.00