First Edition of Pynchon's First Book V.; Inscribed by Him to his Close Friend in the Month of Publication
Item Number: 80035
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1963.
First edition of Pynchon’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper in the month of publication, “Aug. 1963. To Bob & Ginny, with affection, Tom.” The recipient was his Boeing colleague and close friend Bob Hillock and his wife Ginny. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ismar David. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed.
"V may well stand as one of the very best works of the century" (Atlantic Review). It went on to win The Faulkner Foundation Award for Best First Novel of the Year.