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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

NY, Knopf, 1963. His second collection of poems. Inscribed by the author. Fine in a near fine, spine-sunned dust jacket with creasing to the base of the spine. [#912067] $375
NY, Knopf, 1962. Updike's fifth book, and second collection of stories. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ warm regards wherever you are, John Updike/ 12/19/06." Mild splaying to boards and trace foxing; near fine in a near fine, spine-tanned dust jacket with a small nick to the rear flap fold. [#030155] $350
(London), Andre Deutsch, (1963-1989). Thirteen first British editions published by Andre Deutsch, including: Bech: A Book; The Centaur; Couples; Marry Me; Midpoint; The Music School; Of the Farm; Picked-Up Pieces; Problems; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; Self-Consciousness and Telephone Poles. Three have owner names; most have foxing to the edges of the text block; each is either very good in a near fine dust jacket or near fine in a very good dust jacket. Problems has a review slip laid in. Price for 13 volumes. [#030403] $300
NY, Everyman's Library/Knopf, (1995). The first combined edition of the four Rabbit novels. With a special 15-page introduction by Updike for this edition and a chronology of Rabbit Angstrom's life printed alongside a historical chronology spanning the character's lifetime. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ warm regards from John Updike/ 10/20/95." A massive book (1500+ pages); uncommon signed. Faint foredge foxing, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030251] $300
NY, Knopf, 1981. His third Rabbit Angstrom book, winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, a rare literary "double" which cemented the Rabbit series as a masterwork of Updike's career and a major accomplishment in American literature. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ All good wishes to a man with the ears of a rabbit/ John Updike." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with just the slightest loss of crispness at the edges. [#030856] $300
Ipswich, 17th Century Day Committee, 1968. Written by Updike for performance on "Seventeenth Century Day," August 3, 1968. One of 1000 copies, this being one of the 950 copies that were issued unsigned, but this copy has been signed by Updike on the front cover. One spot of sunning to the top edge, else fine in stapled wrappers. [#030165] $300
NY, Knopf, (1995). An alphabet book, with poems by John Updike and photographs by his son, David. Signed by John Updike. Quarto; fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912124] $300
NY, Random House, (2003). A holiday collection from The New Yorker, with a five-page introduction by Updike. This copy is inscribed by Updike: "For ___ ___/ Christmas cheer, John Updike." Laid in is a mailing label addressed to the recipient and her husband, in Updike's hand. Fine in a near fine, mildly finger print-smudged dust jacket. [#030294] $275
Northridge, Lord John, 1984. A limited edition collecting of early works by Updike from his undergraduate years, including poems and several cartoons. Of a total edition of 200, this is copy number 23 of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Slight foxing to edges of text block; else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#030204] $275
Boston/NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1999. A "Best of" the "Best of" collections, edited and introduced by Updike. Fifty-five stories, spanning the years 1915-1998, and collecting, among others, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Welty, Nabokov, Cheever, O'Connor, Roth, Oates, Barthelme, Bellow, Carver, Beattie, Munro, Lorrie Moore, Tim O'Brien, James Alan McPherson and, of course, Updike. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ All best, John Updike." Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with just a tiny crimp to the rear upper outer corner. There was a signed limited edition; this is the trade edition. Uncommon signed. [#030291] $275
NY, Knopf, (1965). A book of poems, one for each month. This is the third of Updike's books for children done in the Sixties, this being the library binding in pictorial boards (there was also a trade binding done). Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. This is a fine copy in pictorial boards with just a small push near the upper spine. Difficult to find in collectable condition in the library binding. [#030407] $250
NY, Knopf, 1965. His first collection of nonfiction, short pieces from The New Yorker and a number of other publications, collected the year after Updike won the National Book Award and was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ Best wishes to a former Beverlyite/ John Updike." Foxing to foredge and cloth, thus very good in a very good dust jacket, which is also foxed, predominantly on verso. Most of the signed copies of this title that show up have been signed on a tipped-in leaf. Inscribed copies are uncommon. [#030159] $250
NY, Knopf, 1989. The limited edition of this collection of essays on art and artists. One of 350 copies signed by the author. Still shrink-wrapped: fine in a fine slipcase. [#030225] $250
NY, Knopf, 1989. The limited edition of this collection of essays on art and artists. One of 350 copies signed by the author. Quarto, heavily illustrated in color and black and white; fine, bound in quarter cloth and marbled paper boards, in a fine cloth slipcase. [#912100] $250
(n.p.), (William B. Ewert), (1998). The first separate edition of this poem, issued as a holiday card. Of a total edition of 185 copies, this is one of 130 copies issued unsigned, but this copy has been signed by Updike and dated 1988 and additionally inscribed by Updike in three different colored pens: "Merry Christmas/ a card to warm yourselves by/ Cheers, John." Fine, in hand-addressed envelope, apparently meant to be hand-delivered as Updike has added, "Sorry to miss you - Happy Holidays!/ John." [#030257] $250
(n.p.), William B. Ewert, 1999. The first separate appearance of a poem that first appeared in The New Republic. Two issues produced: 65 signed copies printed as broadsides and 130 unsigned copies issued folded, as cards. This is one of the latter but has been inscribed by the author to two, married friends: "___ - An item for your collection./ ___ - whatever happened to our golf foursome?/ Happy Holidays to you both./ John." 8-3/4" x 11-1/2". Folded, by design; fine. [#030264] $250
NY, Knopf, 1989. The limited edition of his first volume of memoirs. One of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine slipcase. [#912101] $250
NY, Knopf, 2001. A volume in Knopf's "Everyman Library," collecting Bech: A Book, Bech is Back, Bech at Bay, and adding "His Oeuvre." Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ warm regards, John Updike/ 4/19/01." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030267] $250
NY, Knopf, 2001. A volume in Knopf's "Everyman Library," collecting Bech: A Book, Bech is Back, Bech at Bay, and adding "His Oeuvre." Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912119] $250
NY, Knopf, (1964). The second of Updike's collaborations with Warren Chappell, adapting an opera -- in this case, Wagner's -- for young people, with Updike providing the text and Chappell the illustrations. Oblong quarto, this is the Gibraltar Library binding in illustrated boards, which was issued without dust jacket. Trace shelf wear to spine extremities; else fine. [#912069] $250
(Hopewell), Ecco Press, (1999). The first American edition of Marshall's 1902 golfing classic, published here with a ten-page introduction by Updike. This copy is inscribed by Updike: "For ___ ___/ wife of a great golfer/ Best, John Updike." Laid in is a notecard addressed to the "great golfer" in Updike's hand. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030290] $250
NY, Knopf, 1963. His second collection of poems. Inscribed by the author. Spotting to top stain; near fine in a very good dust jacket. [#030156] $225
1993. "Dear ___ -/ The 11th of August is fine. I'm having a dental experience on the 10th and couldn't have made it. This card is for [your wife's] collection. All best, John." The above has been x'd out (by Updike) who has added "the message is obsolete. The 12th is the day!" The 8" x 5-1/4" postcard is a 1992 Knopf publicity postcard for Updike's novel Memories of the Ford Administration. A couple postal markings, else fine. [#030241] $200
(n.p.), (Ewert), (1997). A poem by Updike from A Child's Calendar, here issued as a holiday card. Printed in an edition of 150 copies, this is one of 100 copies issued unsigned, but this copy has been inscribed by the author: "A small item for [your] enormous collection. Sent to both of you with my warm regards of the season. Cheers, John." Fine. [#030255] $200
Cleveland, Bits Press, (1988). A limited edition of six poems, one of which, "Munich," has its first appearance here. One of 120 unnumbered copies signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched wrappers. Uncommon. [#030219] $200
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 75 copies of the suppressed first issue, with the front cover drawing printed upside down. Fine in stapled wrappers. Uncommon. [#011637] $200
NY, Knopf, 1971. The second book in the his highly praised Rabbit Angstrom series. Nominated for the National Book Award. Signed by the author. Top stain a bit faded, else fine in a very near fine, very slightly spine-faded dust jacket. [#912077] $200
NY, Knopf, (1965). A book of poems, one for each month. This is the third of Updike's books for children done in the Sixties, this being the trade binding (there was also a library binding done). Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. [#912070] $175
NY, Knopf, 1968. The first of his novels to be both a critical and a substantial commercial success. A little sunning to the board edge and the spine; very near fine in a fine jacket. [#912073] $175
NY, Knopf, 1976. The limited edition. Copy number 216 of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Very near fine in a very near fine, slightly spine and edge-sunned dust jacket, in fine slipcase. [#030180] $175
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