Mason & Dixon. Thomas Pynchon.

Mason & Dixon

New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1997). First edition. Cloth-backed boards. Thick 8vo, 773pp; cloth-backed boards. A copy with numerous signs of having been read: corners of a few pages turned down, a bit of concavity to the spine, a few spots on foredge and light shelf-rubbing to lower board-edges and tips, otherwise near fine in dust jacket and printed plastic overlay, which were likely removed during reading and then replaced. Item #204187

With a signed inscription on the half-title page: "For Richard -- Thanks for the read! Thomas Pynchon." The recipient, a journalist and long-time admirer of the novelist, was present when Pynchon recorded his guest appearance on "The Simpsons," -- Simpsons creator Matt Groening was an old friend -- at which time he signed this book. Pynchon inscriptions have seldom been offered for sale. While more have surfaced in the past ten years than in the forty before then, his remains one of the very rarest of modern literary autographs. The only other Pynchon inscriptions recently on the market appear to have been done specifically for charitable purposes.

See all items in New York Book Fair 2015
See all items by