Plus, Joseph McElroy
First edition, first printing of McElroy's brilliant fifth novel, inscribed by the author to the flyleaf. "Plus is the meditation–the experience–of a disembodied human brain, once the brain of an individual with a wife and a child, but now orbiting the Earth in a capsule. The brain’s function, as part of a solar energy project, is to observe growth inside the capsule and to transmit information along the Concentration Loop to the scientists on Earth, whom it knows only by sound: the Good Voice, and Acrid Voice."
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Publisher's original black cloth spine over mauve paper-covered boards, spine lettered in silver, front cover embossed; pp. (vi), 215, . A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Binding remains sturdy and square, minimal wear to boards, internally clean and fine. Jacket shows the slightest touch of shelfwear with minor toning. A very attractive copy, scarce signed, protected in archival mylar.