New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. First edition. A lovely copy of the book, just about Fine with a gentle ding to the lower corners and offsetting from the publisher's glue at the end papers, otherwise bright, fresh and unread. In a Very Good dust jacket with some flaking along the flap and spine folds and moderate wear at the extremities. There is a three inch piece of tape closing a tear on the recto of the rear panel and a few pieces of archival tissue reinforcing the front flap fold, which is partially cracked.
Fitzgerald's last novel, unfinished at the time of his death and published posthumously, portrays a powerful film executive in the golden age of Hollywood. "'The Last Tycoon' [is] an ambitious book, but, uncompleted though it is, one would be blind indeed not to see that it would have been Fitzgerald's best novel and a very fine one... [I]t is the best piece of creative writing that we have about one phase of American life -- Hollywood and the movies." (Contemporary NY Times Review) Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #1056)