[New York]: Henry Holt, .
Hardcover. Unbound dark blue quarter cloth and light blue papercovered board samples which were NOT USED on the published book WITHOUT TEXT. A little rubbed at the extremities, very near fine. Although not marked as such, from the collection of Pynchon's editor Ray Roberts's copy. Roberts was an influential editor with Viking, Henry Holt, and then Little, Brown, and he worked closely with John Fowles, Martha Grimes, Thomas Pynchon, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He began editing Pynchon when the latter went to Little, Brown, starting with his book *Slow Learner*.