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V: A Novel by  Thomas Pynchon - Hardcover - First Edition - 1963 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and

V: A Novel

by Pynchon, Thomas

Condition: Very Good

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In a first state dust jacket, with the price of $5.95 intact, and chapter headings on the rear panel. Near Fine hardcover, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth shows light sunning at edges, light edge wear. Faint stain at bottom corner of front board, light soiling to edge of page block. The dust jacket shows rubbing and light soiling, a scuff to the front panel, light edge wear, wear at spine ends, with heavier wear to the top end and one spine tear repaired from the verso with archival tape. The price on the jacket has been lightly crossed out in color pencil and a new price written below. A very lovely copy, in a first issue jacket.


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