True first printings of Infinite Jest

Item Name & Description: Two copies of the true first printing of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. These are fairly rare, especially with a first printing jacket (you can tell the jacket is correct because William Vollmann’s name is misspelled).

Both these copies have issues, which is why the starting bids are low; copies in good shape sell for $200 and up. One copy is ex-library. The jacket doesn’t show it, and is in decent condition overall, but the page block has a “withdrawn” stamp and some dirt, the boards have marks from where tape was removed, and there are a few interior signs as well. (These are shown in the pictures.) Otherwise it’s clean and bright.

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

The other copy is not ex-library but has more wear overall. The jacket has a fair amount of edgewear. The spine has creasing and you can see that the lower edge of the front has discoloration from something, but probably not a liquid since it’s not warped and the front endpaper is not damaged (it does have a previous owner’s name and a stamp on it, as shown). The page block has some dirt and discoloration, mostly on the bottom (shown).

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

True first printings of Infinite Jest

Starting Bid: $20 each; please indicate whether you are bidding on copy 1 (ex-library) or copy 2 (the other one)

Notes: I will mail these for free in the US but won’t mail them elsewhere (international shipping has just gotten too expensive). I will mail them within a few days of receiving the donation notification.

Bidding opens Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (time zone conversions). It closes Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (time zone conversions, countdown) unless bids are received in the last ten minutes (learn more).

1 Comment

  1. Kathleen Hanrahan

    $20, copy 1 (ex-library)

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