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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

click for a larger image of item #28516, Slow Learner Boston, Little Brown, (1984). One of two leatherbound copies prepared by the publisher, one of which went to Pynchon; this one belonged to Pynchon's editor, Ray Roberts. Small bookplate of Ray Roberts on the pastedown, and a letterhead note card identifying the issue laid in. Fine. This collection of stories featured a new introduction by Pynchon. [#028516] $6,500
click for a larger image of item #28528, Mason and Dixon NY, Henry Holt, (1997). The uncorrected proof copy in plain blue wrappers (not to be confused with the more common advance reading copy in beige wrappers). This is the second issue uncorrected proof, distinguished from the first issue by virtue of a tipped-in title page that adds the ampersand between "Mason" and "Dixon" that was missing in the first issue. Small bookplate of Ray Roberts, Pynchon's editor, inside front cover. The critic Harold Bloom named Mason & Dixon as his choice for the "single work of sublime fiction from the last century." Fine in wrappers. [#028528] $3,500
click for a larger image of item #915473, The Crying of Lot 49 Philadelphia, Lippincott, (1966). Pynchon's second novel, 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. Edge-sunning to boards; near fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#915473] $675
Normal, Dalkey Archive Press, (1994). "Critical Takes on Pynchon's Novel," edited by Donald Greiner, Geoffrey Green and Larry McCaffrey. This is the simultaneous issue in wrappers. Fine. [#915495] $175
(Westminster), (Mouldwarp), (1983). The first printing of this piracy, which reprints an article Pynchon originally wrote for The New York Times Magazine, shortly after the riots in Watts. Fine in red stapled wrappers. [#912701] $60
London, Aloes, (1976). A piracy, the first separate appearance of an early story, originally published in 1959. One of the most complex bibliographically of the Pynchon piracies, Mead lists 4 variants, but more have been documented. This copy has no cross next to the man's hip and a double cross above the "P" in Pynchon, with the two crosses almost congruent. Mead C1a(2). Fine in stapled wrappers. [#915474] $45
NY, Henry Holt, (1997). Small stray pen mark to foredge (not a remainder mark); else fine in a fine paper dust jacket and printed acetate dust jacket. [#915487] $19
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