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Pynchon, Thomas (b. 1937) V.

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
259
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Pynchon, Thomas (b. 1937) V. Philadelphia and New York: Lippincott, 1963.
First edition of Pynchon's first book, bound in full publisher's lilac cloth binding, with first issue jacket designed by Ismar David, and contents on the back panel, not reviews; top edge stained blue, spine sunned.
[and] The Crying of Lot 49, Philadelphia and New York: Lippincott, 1966, in bright yellow publisher's cloth spine with gray boards and embossed bugles, endpapers printed: w.a.s.t.e.; in the first issue dust jacket, priced at $3.95 inside the front flap, with the date code 366; jacket with some surface abrasions, top edge stained blue, binding is tight, contents clean. (2)
Estimate $800-1,000


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