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A Thomas Pynchon Autograph is the Greatest Autograph Rarity of the 20th Century — Not J.D. Salinger

To buy, consign or sell a Thomas Pynchon autograph, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Thomas Pynchon autograph

The greatest 20th century literary autograph rarity is not J.D. Salinger, it is a Thomas Pynchon autograph.  We have only handled these two Thomas Pynchon autograph examples.  A Thomas Pynchon autograph is that rare.  Please see the two below:

The Great Rarity of the Signed Book Trade — A Thomas Pynchon ”Gravity’s Rainbow” Autographed 1st Edition, 1st Printing — With PSA/DNA COA

Thomas Pynchon first edition, first printing of his masterpiece, ”Gravity’s Rainbow,” inscribed and signed by Pynchon on the half-title page, ”10/86 / To Michael Urban, / Best Wishes, / Thomas Pynchon.” Published by Viking: New York: 1973. Original pictorial dustjacket with minor creasing to the jacket spine, else a gorgeous copy. Publisher’s red-orange cloth with dark red spine titles and an arch design blind-stamped on the front cover. Top edge stained red. In near fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.  Sold for $21,013.

 

American Novelist Thomas Pynchon Autograph on a Typed Letter — “…I would of course be happy to sign some books for your son – it would be an honor…” — 1986 — With PSA/DNA COA

Thomas Pynchon typed letter signed. The notoriously reclusive author dates the letter 21 August 1986 and writes: “…Thank you for your letter, and please excuse my delay in answering. I would of course be happy to sign some books for your son – it would be an honor to help out. He is fortunate to have you as a source of love and support. People have told me that lymphoma is a tough fight, and I don’t see how it’s possible to neglect – or underestimate – the spirit, and the will to prevail. I know somebody, in fact, with a similar diagnosis, whose eventual survival depended on just that. Right now I’m in transit so the best way to do this is by way of my agent…[signed] Thomas Pynchon”. Thomas Pynchon, famed author of “Gravity’s Rainbow,” is notoriously reluctant to sign his acclaimed and controversial novels, though here proves that he will do so for a good cause. Letter measures approximately 8.5″ x 11″. In very good condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.   Sold for $2,925.

Thomas Pynchon autograph American Novelist Thomas Pynchon Typed Letter Signed -- "…I would of course be happy to sign some books for your son - it would be an honor…" -- 1986 -- With PSA/DNA COA

American Novelist Thomas Pynchon Autograph on a Typed Letter — “…I would of course be happy to sign some books for your son – it would be an honor…” — 1986 — With PSA/DNA COA

 

To buy, consign or sell a Thomas Pynchon autograph, please email Nate at Nate@NateDSanders.com or phone (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

 

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