Thomas Pynchon, The Secret Integration
London, Aloes Books, 1980. Pamphlet, 21 x 15 cm, 47 pp. First separate printing of this story that originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, December 19, 1964. This copy is inscribed by Pynchon: 'For Irving/ Thomas Pynchon.'
The copy was first sold in 1988 by Bell, Book and Radman and until recently remained with the original owner. Pynchon is notoriously reclusive, his signature is among the rarest of any living author. Inscribed copies of his books are seldom offered for sale. In fine condition.