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THOMAS PYNCHON
AGAINST THE DAY: A NOVEL by THOMAS PYNCHON (2006) **VERY** RARE REVIEWER'S ARC
To be published by The Penguin Press (New York 2006), this is the paperback Advance Reading Copy (here called Advance Uncorrected Proofs) in pictorial wrappers, preceding the hardcover trade edition. Because of production errors, about 20 sheets (40 pages) in this 1085 pp. book are either blank or misprinted so that the left 1/3 of the page appears to have spilled off the left side of the page. This accident did not keep Penguin for sending the copy out for review. The bottom right corner of the front cover is slightly curled; the bottom right corner of the back cover is bumped; and there are four neat vertical creases in the spine of this huge ARC, but it is unmarked, tight, and clearly unread, therefore Brand New. With the single exception of the ARC of Mason & Dixon in tan wrappers, proofs and advance reading copies of Pynchon's books have always been (reportedly at his insistence) printed in unusually small quantities, and they rarely come on the market. In a further effort to discourage reviewers from reselling at personal profit the copies they get for free, the publisher wrote the name of the reviewer recipient in large letters in black magic marker on the title page of each ARC of Against the Day, with a press release saying that it might remove from its reviewer list anyone whose copy of this ARC came into the resale market. I don't know how many copies were printed, but many rare book dealers who regularly have proofs and ARCs to sell have never seen this one. Who knows when you will see another? Despite the binding flaws, priced according to rarity, but below pri … [Click Below for Full Description]
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