New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962. 2nd Printing. Octavo, publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
Early printing of the first separately published collection of Fitzgerald's Pat Hobby stories, about the exploits of a down-and-out Hollywood screenwriter, based largely on his own experiences, and all originally published in Esquire magazine between January 1940 and May 1941. With an introduction by Esquire editor Arnold Gingrich. Second printing, indicated as such by publisher's alphanumeric code on the copyright page. Unclipped dust jacket with some chipping to spine-ends and flap folds, and light general soiling and edgewear. Very good. Item #344