Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1963). First printing, first state. Full cloth. Octavo. 492 pages. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bound in lavender cloth over boards with spine stamped in silver gilt, upper board blind-stamped. Mustard-colored endpapers, black topstain. There is a hint of fading spine and board edges, a few shallow wrinkles to spine ends. / Jacket shows a hint of fading to spine, a few shallow rubbed wrinkles at spine ends, and some light soil to rear panel.
Pynchon's innovative first novel, whose appearance in 1963 caused a stir, and had George Plimpton calling Pynchon "a young writer of staggering promise."
Pynchon made some final revisions to the text for the subsequent British first edition. This is the first printing of the American first edition, in a first state dust jacket.