First printing of Pynchon's expansive and experimental picaresque novel.
Near fine in like jacket.
"I am the twentieth century. I am the ragtime and the tango; sans-serif, clean geometry. I am the virgin's-hair whip and the cunningly detailed shackles of decadent passion."
V. follows Benny Profane, discharged sailor and "human yo-yo," and the obsessive Herbert Stencil in pursuit of the mysterious figure "V." "A brilliant and turbulent first novel," George Plimpton wrote in a contemporary review, with a plan "as complicated and varied as a Hieronymus Bosch triptych." In unusually nice condition.
Read more: Plimpton, "The Whole Sick Crew," New York Times
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1963). 8.25'' x 5.75''. Original blind-stamped lavender cloth boards, silver-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($5.95) dust jacket designed by Ismar David. Chapter contents on rear panel. 492 pages. Mustard-yellow endpapers, black topstain, fore-edge machine deckle. Cloth lightly faded along edges and spine. Only a little sunning to spine, with minor edgewear. A few spots of adhesive residue to jacket flaps.
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