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The Crying of Lot 49
Philadelphia, Lippincott, (1966). 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. Small bookplate of Ray Roberts on the front pastedown; Roberts was Pynchon's editor from the time of his publication by Viking (Gravity's Rainbow) through Little, Brown and eventually, Henry Holt (Mason & Dixon). He died in 2009. Minimal tanning to board edges, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace rubbing. A nice copy, with distinguished provenance. [#028510] SOLD

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