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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

Boston, Little Brown, (1984). One of two leatherbound copies prepared by the publisher, one of which went to Pynchon; this one belonged to Pynchon's editor, Ray Roberts. Small bookplate of Ray Roberts on the pastedown, and a letterhead note card identifying the issue laid in. Fine. This collection of stories featured a new introduction by Pynchon. [#028516] $6,500

Philadelphia, Lippincott, (1963). The advance reading copy of his first book, winner of the Faulkner Foundation Award for best first novel of the year. With elaborate inventiveness, labyrinthine plots and a sometimes paranoid comic sense, Pynchon became the postmodern standard against whom all writers since have been measured. Each of his first three novels won one or more of the major literary awards given out in this country. Some cover creasing; spine creased from binder's glue and somewhat sunned; a very good copy in wrappers. [#024611] $1,250

London, Cape, (1967). The first British edition of his 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. For some reason, this seems to be the scarcest of the British editions of Pynchon's books. Foxing to page edges and a couple tiny spots to spine cloth; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with trace foxing on verso and dust soiling on the rear flap at the top and bottom edges and along the fold. [#914675] $850

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. Edge-sunning to boards; near fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#915473] $675

Normal, Dalkey Archive Press, (1994). The hardcover issue of these "Critical Takes on Pynchon's Novel," edited by Donald Greiner, Geoffrey Green and Larry McCaffrey. Vineland was Pynchon's first novel in 17 years, and his first since Gravity's Rainbow, making it one of the most anticipated books in recent American writing, and the subject of considerable controversy as to whether it "lived up to" its predecessor. Here, a number of scholars and critics tackle that and other questions. There was a simultaneous issue in wrappers; the hardcover issue is much less common. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#029345] $175

Normal, Dalkey Archive Press, (1994). "Critical Takes on Pynchon's Novel," edited by Donald Greiner, Geoffrey Green and Larry McCaffrey. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Fine. [#915495] $175

NY, Twayne, (1992). A critical study of Pynchon's works. Fine in a slightly rubbed dust jacket. [#912711] $70

NY/Richmond, Australia, spinART Records/Shock Records, (1995). A CD, for which Pynchon provided liner notes. Pynchon has published little outside of his novels, and this piece, approximately 500 words, is a notable appearance in print by the reclusive author. Included is a photocopy of a magazine article that explains Pynchon's appearance. Fine. [#912712] $70

(Westminster), (Mouldwarp), (1983). The first printing of this piracy, which reprints an article Pynchon originally wrote for The New York Times Magazine, shortly after the riots in Watts. Fine in red stapled wrappers. [#912701] $60

London, Aloes, (1976). A piracy, the first separate appearance of an early story, originally published in 1959. One of the most complex bibliographically of the Pynchon piracies, Mead lists 4 variants, but more have been documented. This copy has no cross next to the man's hip and a double cross above the "P" in Pynchon, with the two crosses almost congruent. Mead C1a(2). Fine in stapled wrappers. [#915474] $45

London, Aloes Books, (1982). The fourth and last of the Aloes piracies and, according to Michaud, the only one which may not have been reprinted. No statement of the limitation. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#917042] $40

NY, Henry Holt, (1997). Small stray pen mark to foredge (not a remainder mark); else fine in a fine paper dust jacket and printed acetate dust jacket. [#915487] $20

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