Thomas Pynchon "The Crying of Lot 1949" First edition  Near fine vintage hardcover in very good unclipped dust jacket
This is a "near fine" vintage hardcover in grey paper wrapped boards over yellow cloth wrapped spine, published by JP Lipponcott Company in 1966, 183 pages.
Binding is extremely crisp with tight hinges, no writing, no loose, torn or folded page. Board corners are crisp, not bumped nor is spine head, spine tail just ever slightest hint of a bump to center. Text-block head tinted black, not sunned. Text block for edge has 3 linear spots, affecting approximately 16 pages, some pages are visible in the page margin. Only flaw to speak of on this otherwise pristine copy.
The matching vintage first edition dust jacket is "very good", not price clipped, showing original publisher's price of $3.95 inside the lower front flap. Some tanning in light areas, most pronounced at the rear flap fold lower portion. 1 1/4" closed tear at the back cover upper edge near spine. Spine color uniform with front cover, not sunned. Now protected in a removable archival sleeve.
Please review accompanying images and video for full condition details.
A wonderful find, much better condition than most copies being offered.
Will ship promptly, carefully packaged, insured. US only please.