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

Newton, Tamazunchale Press, 1984. A miniature book. Copy number 183 of 250 copies. Leatherbound, gilt-edged; fine. [#030205] $100
NY, Knopf, 2007. The uncorrected proof copy of this collection. Includes essays, reflections, criticism and reviews, introductions he wrote to others' books, art criticism, a six-page introduction, and more. A bulky text, nearly 700 pages, with shallow corner creasing to the covers; near fine in yellow wrappers, with the cover art bound in. [#029541] $100
Cleveland, Bits Press, (1984). A talk given by Updike at UC-Davis in 1983, then revised for a talk to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and later published in The New Yorker. This version reverts to the format of a talk, and was proofread by the author for this edition. One of 203 unnumbered copies signed by the author. Attractive letterpress edition; faint foredge foxing, else fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#030206] $100
NY, Knopf, 1985. A collection of poetry. Signed by the author. Slight foxing, near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030207] $100
London, Gollancz, 1959. The first British edition of his first book, a collection of poems, published in the U.S. as The Carpentered Hen the previous year. Fine in a dust jacket with a small, nearly imperceptible abrasion to the rear panel, else fine. [#912062] $100
NY, Bradbury Press, 1985. A collection of more than 100 poems, selected by Paul B. Janeczko, and published in a pocket sized book with glossy flexible pictorial covers. Updike's contribution is "The Grief of Cafeterias" and it contains two typographical errors, which have been corrected in red copyeditor's pencil, in copyeditor's style. Slight foxing to the edges of the text block, else fine. [#030862] $100
(London), Andre Deutsch, (1990). The first British edition of the concluding volume in the Rabbit series. Signed by the author on a bookplate tipped to the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912106] $100
NY, Knopf, 2002. A novel loosely based on the life of Lee Krasner and her marriage to Jackson Pollock. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912121] $100
(Hamburg), (Rowohlt Verlag), (1990). The first German language edition. Signed by the author. Minor foxing to page edges and one small corner bump; near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#030215] $100
NY, Knopf, 1987. Short stories. Signed by the author. Slight foxing to foredge and (faded) top stain; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030213] $100
Northridge, Lord John, 1979. Of a total edition of 375 copies, this is copy number 109 of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Foxing to top edge, else fine without dust jacket, as issued. [#030189] $80
NY, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1998. Foreword by Updike to this collection of art by fifty Academy members. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Trace foxing, else fine, without dust jacket, as issued. [#032221] $70
(NY), (New York Quarterly), (1973). An issue of the magazine, printing Updike's poem for the first time and made into a limited edition by means of a rubber-stamp. Of a total edition of 483 copies, this is copy number 334 of 457 numbered copies signed by Updike at his contribution. Fine in wrappers. [#030279] $70
NY, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1995. Prints Updike's acceptance of the William Dean Howells Medal for Rabbit at Rest. Fine in wrappers. [#912109] $70
(n.p.), Albondocani, (1974). A card with a poem by Updike, used as a holiday greeting. One of 400 (stated) copies, of which this is one of 260 copies for the author's and artist's use, without the publisher's name printed on the page with the greeting. According to the De Bellis and Broomfield bibliography, 20 more copies were printed than stated in the colophon. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#030175] $70
(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 260 without the publisher's name printed on the page with the greeting. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#015749] $70
NY, Knopf, 1990. The concluding volume in the Rabbit series. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. This is the first trade edition; the true first was issued by the Franklin Library. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Not uncommon, but perfect copies are harder to come by than one might think. [#019643] $70
NY, Knopf, 2006. Inscribed by the author: "For ___ ___/ warm regards to a faithful book-buyer/ Cheers,/ John Updike." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#030274] $70
NY, Knopf, 1978. A novel about an African political coup, a sharp break from his usual focus on middle- and upper middle-class suburban Americans. Inscribed by the author. Trace foxing to edge of text block, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with a blue stripe across the lower edges from a jacket protector. [#030183] $70
NY, Knopf, 1997. The uncorrected proof copy of this novel that 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. Fine in wrappers. [#912111] $70
NY, Knopf, 1982. The second of his humorous books featuring writer Henry Bech, an Updike alter-ego. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912093] $60
(Anthology)
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1984. The uncorrected proof copy. Edited and with an introduction by John Updike. With stories by Andre Dubus, Paul Bowles, Madison Smartt Bell, Mavis Gallant, Susan Minot, Joyce Carol Oates, Cynthia Ozick, Lowry Pei, Jonathan Penner, Norman Rush and James Salter, among others. Very near fine in wrappers. [#009161] $50
(Schenectady), (Union College), (1971). Printed as a special issue of The Idol and featuring the text of a conversation with John Updike. 32 pages, fine in glossy stapled wrappers with a pencil sketch of Updike on the cover. [#030170] $45
NY, Knopf, 1982. The second of his humorous books featuring writer Henry Bech, an Updike alter-ego. Signed by the author. Fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with two tiny tears to the crown. [#030201] $45
(Toronto), Little York Review, 1999. An interview with Updike in the second issue of this little magazine. Fine in wrappers. [#916946] $45
NY, Knopf, 1985. A collection of poetry. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#912096] $45
NY, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1997/1998. Updike is an award presenter in this volume. Robert Stone also presents. Fine in wrappers. [#915651] $45
[NY], [Knopf], [1978]. The Quality Paperback Book Club edition of this novel about an African political coup, a sharp break from his usual focus on middle- and upper middle-class suburban Americans. Signed by the author. Fine in wrappers. Trade paperback format following the design of the dust jacket of the publisher's edition; no comparable edition was offered for sale by the publisher. [#019056] $45
Dearborn, Ford Motor Company, 1972. A 5" x 7" promotional booklet featuring stories, recipes, and Ford advertising. Updike's essay was published the following year (with a least one textual change) as a limited edition entitled A Good Place. This issue of Ford Times also includes "Babe Ruth's Pocket" by Wright Morris. One short, stray pen mark to front cover; else fine in stapled wrappers. [#030278] $45
Marvin, Blue Cloud Quarterly, [1971]. The first separate appearance of this piece, an offprint from The Music School of a story that first appeared in The New Yorker. Issued as Volume 17, Number 1 of The Blue Cloud Quarterly, with a new commentary by the author. Mild edge sunning, else fine in wrappers. [#030411] $45
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