V., THOMAS PYNCHON’S FIRST NOVEL
PYNCHON, Thomas. V. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, (1963). Octavo, original lavender cloth, mustard endpapers, original dust jacket. $4200.
First edition of Pynchon’s first novel, in first-issue jacket.
V.'s far-reaching scope and complexity established Pynchon as one of the most imaginative voices of the postwar era. "Inconclusive, gripping, confusing in outline but convincing in detail, V. is a blackly comic odyssey into the occult corners and bizarre anxieties of 20th-century Europe and America" (Parker, 403). First-issue dust jacket, without reviews on rear panel. Mead A1a.
Book with mild toning to spine and top edge of cloth; dust jacket with mild toning to spine (less than often seen), one short closed tear to spine head. A near-fine copy.