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

NY, Knopf, 1975. The limited edition of his second collection of nonfiction prose -- essays, articles, reviews. Copy number 36 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Mild foxing to edge of text block; near fine in a fine dust jacket and near fine, edge-foxed slipcase. This title had the smallest limitation of any of the Updike limiteds issued by Knopf. [#030178] $175
(Logan), (Perfection Form Co.), (1979). An educational pamphlet consisting of the title story of Updike's 1962 story collection, with exercises based on the story. DeBellis & Broomfield A75-a2, apparently: this seems to be the cream-colored variant (no priority established between a1 and a2). Uncommon. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#031527] $175
NY, Knopf, 1987. A collection of stories. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912097] $175
NY, Knopf, 1982. The limited edition of the second of his humorous books featuring his alter-ego Henry Bech. Copy number 349 of 500 copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket and slipcase. [#030202] $150
Worcester, Metacom, 1990. A story that originally appeared in The New Yorker but was revised and given a foreword by the author for this edition. Of a total edition of 176, this is copy 47 of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030232] $150
Helsinki, Eurographica, (1986). Copy number 156 of 350 copies of this collection of three stories that originally appeared in magazines. Signed by the author and dated in the year of publication. Light foxing to edge of text block, else fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#030209] $150
NY, Knopf, 1992. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ a great collector of me (and others)/ All best, John U." Top stain a tad faded, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030236] $150
Helsinki, Eurographica, (1990). Copy number 321 of 350 copies signed by the author and dated 1990. Faint edge foxing, else fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#030231] $150
NY, Knopf, 1977. First thus, with a new introduction by the author. Inscribed by Updike to fellow author Nicholas Delbanco and his wife, Elena: "For Ellen [sic] & Nick, I'm so pleased you have this edition/ John/ 4/29/78." A strip of sunning to spine crown, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with sunning to the spine lettering. [#030048] $150
1982. October 18, 1982. A drawing of Updike on the cover of Time, with the headline "Going Great at 50." Inscribed by Updike. Approximately 8" x 10", separated from the magazine; attractively matted and framed [#023115] $150
[1980]. Dated "Jan 1". One paragraph, agreeing to sign books for the recipient's wife. Written on the verso of the colophon for the limited edition of Problems. Signed in blue, with recipient's address hand-written in pink across the top; the colophon has some math written in pink. Folded in thirds for mailing; else fine. [#013416] $150
NY, Knopf, 1993. A selection from his previously published work, and over 70 poems never collected before. Inscribed by the author with "best wishes." Slight spine push, else fine in a very near fine dust jacket with a vertical spine crease. [#030238] $125
NY, Targ, 1980. One of 350 unnumbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a near fine plain tan dust jacket with just a little creasing near the crown. [#030192] $125
Northridge, Lord John, 1978. An early Lord John limited edition. Of a total edition of 326, this is copy number 253 of 300 numbered copies, signed by the author. Light foredge foxing, else fine without dust wrapper, as issued. [#030182] $125
Helsinki, Eurographica, (1988). Three sonnets and two stories, with a one paragraph foreword that does not appear elsewhere. Copy 121 of 350 numbered copies, signed by the author. Light foxing to edges of text block, else fine in wrappers and dust jacket. [#030220] $125
NY, Knopf, 1983. The uncorrected proof copy of this massive collection of essays and criticism from The New Yorker and elsewhere. Promotional sheet stapled inside the front cover and press release laid in. Fine in wrappers. [#030409] $125
NY, Knopf, 1969. A collection of poems, and the first of his full-length books published by Knopf to be issued in a limited edition. Copy number 307 of 350 copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket and slipcase. [#030167] $125
NY, Knopf, 2009. The uncorrected proof copy of this posthumous collection. A few light spots to covers; near fine in wrappers. [#029542] $125
NY, Knopf, 1998. "Remarks delivered on the occasion of his receiving the 1998 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American letters." One of 5000 copies printed for friends of the author and publisher and not offered for sale. This copy is inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ Best wishes as always/ John Updike." Fine in stapled self-wrappers. This copy includes the card from Sonny Mehta, Knopf's President and Editor-in-Chief, presenting the booklet as a New Year's greeting. Knopf envelope also included. [#030259] $125
NY, Knopf, 1979. A collection of stories. Copy number 104 of 350 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket, in a slightly rubbed slipcase. [#030188] $125
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 400 copies, of which this is one of 160 copies for the publisher's use, with the publisher's name printed on the page with the greeting. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#030176] $125
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 400 copies, of which this is one of 240 without the publisher's name printed on the page with the greeting. This copy is inscribed by Updike. One spot of foxing to foredge; else fine in stapled wrappers. With original (though foxed) mailing envelope. [#028080] $125
Cambridge, Halty Ferguson, 1979. Of a total edition of 276 copies, this is copy number 214 of 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched self-wrappers, with the publisher's prospectus laid in. [#030185] $125
Northridge, Lord John, 1982. Of a total edition of 400 copies, this is copy number 16 of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#030199] $125
Worcester, Metacom, 1980. Published as part of a series of chapbooks that included works by Ann Beattie, John McPhee and others, in addition to Updike. Of a total edition of 326 copies, this is copy number 31 of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched marbled self-wrappers, with erratum sheet laid in correcting the colophon's statement of printer: apparently a portion of the print run was taken over by the Penmaen Press. [#030190] $125
NY, Knopf, 1978. The limited edition of this novel about an African political coup, a sharp break from his usual focus on middle- and upper middle-class suburban Americans. Copy number 211 of 350 copies, signed by the author. Trace foxing to foredge, else fine in a very near fine, slightly wavy dust jacket, in a fine slipcase. [#030184] $125
Franklin Center, Franklin Library, 1997. The Franklin Library edition of this novel, which was initially published to mixed reviews: Margaret Atwood, in The New York Times Book Review, loved it; David Foster Wallace, a self-proclaimed Updike fan, wrote a scathing review of it in The New York Observer. Signed by the author, with a special introduction by him for this edition. Leatherbound, page edges gilt, with a silk ribbon marker bound in. Fine. [#013863] $125
[1984?]. Dated Jan 2. Addressed to "Gentlemen," Updike queries, "Did you guys run that little squib you elicited from me years ago, about Reviews that Hurt, or some such?" He taped a newspaper clipping where his response is alluded to, although Updike never saw the article run. 5" x 8". Folded for mailing; fine. [#013418] $125
NY, Albondocani, 1973. Copy number 115 of 250 numbered copies, of a total edition of 276 copies. Signed by the author. Fine in saddle-stitched marbled paper self wrappers. [#030174] $125
(Normal), Dalkey Archive Press, (1993). Maso's third book, a novel constructed of memories in the mind of a dying woman. Inscribed by the author: "For John Updike, with great admiration - Carole Maso 1993." In the title essay of her collection Break Every Rule, Maso, in commenting on gay and lesbian portrayals of desire in literature, asks, "why when we write...does it so often look like the traditional, straight models, why does our longing look for example like John Updike's longing? Oh not in the specifics -- but in the formal assumptions...does form imply a value system?" A nice inscription to a writer who was at the cultural and publishing center from a writer at the edge. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#027131] $125
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