London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
PYNCHON, Thomas (b. 1937). Gravity's Rainbow. New York: Colonial Press Inc. for Viking Press, 1973. 8° (214 x 142mm). (A few pages with small, unobtrusive marginal marks.) Original orange cloth with blind-stamped arc on upper board, spine lettered in red, dustwrapper after Marc Getter with number '0273' at foot of upper flap and ISBN printed in white on the lower panel (upper corner of front board a little bumped, endpapers lightly spotted, upper pastedown with traces of removed label, dustwrapper very lightly rubbed at edges and with light marking, spine a little faded, price-clipped). FIRST EDITION.
With Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood (London, 1955, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION) and Boccaccio's Le Décaméron (Paris, 1879, 6 vols.). (8)
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