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V. by  Thomas Pynchon - Signed First Edition - 1963 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 80035)

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V.

by Pynchon, Thomas

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Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1963. First edition of Pynchon's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper in the month of publication, "Aug. 1963. To Bob & Ginny, with affection, Tom." The recipient was his Boeing colleague and close friend Bob Hillock and his wife Ginny. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ismar David. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed. 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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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
80035
Title
V.
Author
Pynchon, Thomas
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J.B. Lippincott Company
Place of Publication
Philadelphia and New York
Date Published
1963
Keywords
Thomas Pynchon Signed First Edition, V Signed First Edition, V Thomas Pynchon First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [more]
Association copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend, colleague, or... [more]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]

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