The first edition of this recent Thomas Pynchon book was published by Viking Penguin in 2006. It was 1085 pages long, and the original retail price was $35.00. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First published in 2006 by Viking Penguin," is stated on the copyright page, 17 lines above full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Boards are beige with light blue cloth spine. Back of dust jacket is blank except for bar codes on the bottom right.
Picture of the 2006 first edition dust jacket for Against the Day.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Against the Day.
Picture of dust jacket where original $35.00 price is found for Against the Day.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Against the Day.
Picture of the first edition Viking Penguin boards for Against the Day.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Against the Day.
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