Boston, Little Brown, (1990). His first novel in 17 years, since the publication of the award-winning Gravity's Rainbow, perhaps the landmark of postwar American literature. This is an advance copy, in the form of unbound signatures and with trial bindings. Pynchon reportedly requested that there be no bound proofs prepared for this novel, making this the earliest known printed version of the book. Reportedly there were only eight sets of signatures pulled from the print run for this advance issue; as far as we know, the trial bindings are unique. Four mockups are included: gray, red, beige, and the green that was eventually used. Pages uncut; fine, laid into the green binding, which has Ray Robert's bookplate, and in a fine dust jacket. [#028522] SOLD
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