“Life's single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane": First Edition of Thomas Pynchon's First Book V.; Inscribed by Him

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Item Number: 7203

Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1963.

First edition of Pynchon’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Herb Yellin- I’ve been reading this over. It’s not such a terrific book, is it? Thomas Pynchon.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with some of the usual rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Ismar David. Books signed and inscribed by Pynchon are notoriously rare. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

"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.

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