Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1996
First edition, “Special Galleys” uncorrected advance proof. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf, dated 9/95, and additionally inscribed on the title page: “FOR LUCKY - / WITH THANKS / AND ^ ALL BEST / WISHES. / DAVID FOSTER WALLACE.” An outstanding example, square and unread, internally crisp throughout. The very slightest edge wear to the covers, and a couple of little flecks to the outer text block edges. Otherwise an uncommonly fine example, scarce inscribed with dedication. Housed in a custom clamshell box with navy leather and cloth, the spine lettered in gilt. Wallace’s second book, Infinite Jest would become a modern classic, and was selected by Time Magazine as on the 100 best novels published between 1923 and 2005.