NY, Viking, (1973). Pynchon's editor's copy of his landmark third novel, winner of the National Book Award as well as the William Dean Howells Medal for the best work of fiction by an American over a five-year span. Gravity's Rainbow became the benchmark for postmodern American fiction upon publication and secured its mysterious and reclusive author's place in the postwar American literary pantheon. The hardcover first printing was only 4000 copies. Small bookplate of Pynchon's editor, Ray Roberts, on the front pastedown. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small creased tear to the crown. [#028512] SOLD
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