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The Crying of Lot 49
London, Cape, (1967). The first British edition. 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. Mild bowing else fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small tear and crease at the crown. [#028511] SOLD

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