The Crying of Lot 49
Philadelphia, Lippincott, (1966). Pynchon's second novel, winner of the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the most overtly political, and paranoid, of Pynchon's novels. Chosen by David Pringle as one of the hundred best novels of Modern Fantasy. This copy is signed by Pynchon, done as a gift for a film student from Manhattan Beach during the time Pynchon was writing Gravity's Rainbow. The two worked together on some unrealized film projects, parts of which made their way into the novels Vineland and Inherent Vice. Minor bowing to boards, sunning to board edges and foxing to spine cloth; a very good copy in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear to the spine extremities. Pynchon's signature is one of the most elusive of all 20th century American authors, especially on copies of his first three books. A nice copy with good provenance. [#031746] SOLD
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