(PYNCHON, Thomas). SMITH, Zak
Gravity's Rainbow Illustrated
(Portland), Tin House Books, (2006). The first issue, with the original title, before Viking, Pynchon's publisher, forced a recall and a retitling to Pictures Showing What Happens On Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. 760 pages of pictures, each page, well, showing what happens on each page of Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. The second issue had a new title label affixed to the front cover; there was also a hardcover issue that was re-titled by way of a slipcase. This, the issue in wrappers, is not only the first issue but is also signed by both Zak Smith and by Steve Erickson, who provides the introduction. Smith's images were shown at the Whitney Museum in 2004 and are now in the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Uncommon first issue of a landmark creative imagining of Pynchon's magnum opus, one of the most highly praised and enigmatic books in American literature. A fine copy. [#032824] SOLD
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