The Broom of the System, David Foster Wallace
First edition, paperback issue, of Wallace's first book, submitted as an undergraduate thesis and published when he was 24 years old.
New York: Viking Penguin Inc., 1987. Publisher's stiff illustrated wraps; pp. (xii), 467. An about very good copy showing light shelfwear to wraps, remainder mark to bottom edge of text block and the typical toning to pages.