Lot 249
  • 249

Pynchon, Thomas

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 USD
Sold
11,875 USD
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Description

  • V. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1963
  • paper, ink
8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.; 216 x 146 mm). Publisher's purple cloth, spine lettered in silver-gilt, upper cover stamped in blind with "V" motif; some fading at extremities. Original pictorial dust-jacket with design by Ismar David; some rubbing and wear at extremities, tear closed at top edge of upper cover and bottom edge of lower cover.

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF PYNCHON'S FIRST NOVEL. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ON THE VERSO OF THE HALF-TITLE TO HIS BOEING COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND BOB HILLOCK AND HIS WIFE, "Aug. 1963. To Bob & Ginny, with affection, Tom."
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