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1 Updike, John Assorted Prose
New York Knopf 1965 First Edition Cloth 
Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full yellow cloth. The spine is stamped in silver and gilt; the front panel in silver. Octavo. Brown topstain. 327pps. Stated First Edition. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The textbock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has light wear to the extremities; the original price (5.95) is intact.

"Includes Updike's early essays of humor and parody, some reportage for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town," his description of Ted Williams' last appearance in Fenway Park, several semi- autobiographical first person accounts, and numerous book reviews. These all give us a well-rounded observation of the author. Titles include: "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," "On the Sidewalk, Mr. Ex-Resident," "Drinking from a Cup Made Cinchy," "The Dogwood Tree: A Boyhood," "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town," "My Uncle's Death," "Beerbohn and Others," "Faith in Search of Understanding," and "More Love in the Western World."


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Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Updike, John Bech: A Book
New York Knopf 1970 First Edition, First Printing 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Fully bound in orange cloth. Both the spine and the front board are silver-stamped. Yellow topstain. 206pps. Mild rubbing to the spine-ends. Also, there is a faint, almost indiscernible lean to the spine. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear or previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of rubbing; no chips, sunning, or tears. The original price is intact. A very nice copy.

'...From Henry Bech's own foreword: Dear John, you are right. This monotonous hero who disembarks from an airplane, mouths words he doesn't quite mean, has vaguely to do with some woman, and gets back on the airplane, is certainly one Henry Bech. Until your short yet not unlongish collection, no revolutionary has concerned himself with our oppression, with the silken mechanism whereby America reduces her writers to imbecility and cozenage...'

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Price: 44.00 USD
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3 Updike, John Rabbit Is Rich
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1981 0-394-52087-4 / 9780394520872 First Edition Cloth SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Bound in full mustard yellow cloth. The spine is stamped in silver and gilt; the front panel, in silver. Bright red topstain. 467pps. Stated First Edition. There is a mild bump to the upper rear tip, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The price-clipped dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is mildy rubbed with a small, closed tear at the bottom of the rear panel. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the half-title page.

"...The hero of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run, ten years after the events of Rabbit Redux, has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as the chief sales representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national self-confidence. Nevertheless, Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last -- until his wayward son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to the lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit’s middle age as he continues to pursue, in his zigzagging fashion, the rainbow of happiness..."

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Price: 250.00 USD
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4 Updike, John Rabbit, Run
New York Knopf 1960 First Edition Hardcover 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Pale blue boards with a green cloth backstrip. The spine is stamped in silver and gilt; the front panel, in silver. Blue topstain. 307pps. Stated First Edition. There is a bit of mottling to the topstain and the board edges are faintly faded. Otherwise clean, bright and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings. The first-issue dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has modest general edgewear with chipping to the spine-ends (affecting the 'R' in Rabbit) and the white, rear panel is lightly soiled. The original price (4.00) is intact on the front flap. A presentable copy of Updike's classic.

"...'Rabbit, Run' is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his -- or any other -- generation. Its hero is Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty -- even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler’s edge."

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Price: 450.00 USD
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5 Updike, John The Centaur
New York Alfred a Knopf Inc 1963 First Edition Hard Cover 
Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Gray boards with a black cloth backstrip. The spine is stamped in gilt and silver, the front panel in silver. Red topstain. 303pps. First and second printings before publication. The upper front tip is slightly bumped, otherwise an excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has modest general edgewear with small chips at the heel of the spine and at the lower rear flap-fold; the original price (4.00) is intact.

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Price: 75.00 USD
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