Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon
First edition, first printing of Pynchon's masterpiece and a cornerstone of modern American literature.
New York: The Viking Press, 1973. Publisher's orange cloth, stamped in blind with spine lettered in red, orange topstain, first state unclipped dust jacket; pp. (vi), 760. A near fine copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square, minor crease to spine, a touch of spotting to boards, tiny spot of foxing to foredge. Internally clean with no markings. Jacket shows light shelfwear with sunning to spine, minor chipping to spine heel, crease to back flap. Two closed tears near the top corners of the front panel, reinforced on verso with archival tape, crease to front panel upper. Presents quite well, protected in archival mylar.