FIRST EDITION OF PYNCHON’S CRYING OF LOT 49
PYNCHON, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, (1966). Octavo, original half yellow cloth with gray boards, patterned endpapers, original dust jacket. $1400.
First edition of Pynchon’s second novel.
“The wealth of invention is overwhelming… Pynchon’s trick of sitting the action on the edge of absurdity without letting it fall off is carefully performed” (Parker, 20th Century Novel, 428). Mead A2.
Interior fine. Very light toning to binding edges. Light wear to extremities of bright dust jacket. A near-fine copy.