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Updike, John (1932-2009) Five Titles, Some Signed Copies.

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2730B
Lot:
308
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$369$300

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Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Updike, John (1932-2009) Five Titles, Some Signed Copies. Including: The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures, New York: Harper's, 1958, stated first edition, with the code B-H on copyright page, in the jacket, with Updike's signature on ffep and on the back of the dust jacket, sewing structure faulty, signatures starting, detached from binding, jacket with minor surface abrasions on the spine; The Poorhouse Fair, New York: Knopf, stated first edition, with Updike's signature on ffep, and signed inscription on back panel of the jacket, "Here's looking at you!," the jacket quite worn, with several chunks missing; Telephone Poles and Other Poems, New York: Knopf, 1963, in a very good jacket, with an autograph signed postcard inserted, addressed to a former Harvard classmate; 2 November 1963, thanking him for sending an article from the Wall Street Journal, and mentioning the length of time since their last visit, closing with the question, "How is the donkey?"; The Same Door, New York: Knopf, 1959, stated first edition, in a slightly worn jacket; [and] Pigeon Feathers, New York: Knopf, 1962, later edition, in a good jacket, the last two books not signed. (5)
Estimate $600-800


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