London: Secker & Warburg, 1992. Hardcover. First British edition. The true first edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Some browning to the outer page edges, as is common with this title. The author's third book and scarcest, owing to the small first print of about 2,000 copies. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page.
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New York: Lippincott, 1963. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Lilac cloth with to edge stained charcoal gray. A near fine book in a very good plus, first state dust jacket. Minor edgewear and a couple of short tears to the jacket. Some light sunning to the spine and light soiling to the rear panel. Small crease on the front flap where the $5.95 price is present. This is first state dust jacket with the chapter headings on the rear panel. Pynchon's debut novel won the William Faulkner Foundation Award for best debut novel. It is the story of Navy sailor Benny Profane and the quest to find the mysterious entity known only as "V."