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UPDIKE, John.

Rare books by John Updike, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Big Table.

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  1. 116536
    First UK edition, first impression, of John Updike's first collection of poetry. Originally published as The Carpentered Hen in the US in 1958. Gollancz wrote of Updike that he "has a greater chance of becoming one of the really great novelists than anyone now writing in the English language". Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 116536

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  2. 128326
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue jacket with the 16 line blurb to the front flap. Rabbit, Run is the first novel in Updike's influential and critically acclaimed Rabbit series. Two later titles in the series, Rabbit is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990), were awarded Pullitzer... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 128326

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  3. 128327
    First edition, first printing, of Updike's collection of eighteen short stories. Pigeon Feathers was adapted into a film in 1988 as part of PBS's American Playhouse series. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 128327

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  4. 128335
    First edition, first printing, of Updike's second collection of poetry. Of the 66 poems collected here 3 were previously unpublished, and 47 were published in The New Yorker, for whom Updike had written regularly since 1954. Learn More
    £115

    Stock Code: 128335

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  5. A Soft Spring Night in Shillington.
    First edition thus, number 22 of 50 specially bound copies signed by the author on the half-title, from a total printing of 250 numbered copies only of which the remaining 200 were issued in a standard binding. The copyright page states that "This memoir, in a slightly different form, appeared in The New Yorker for December... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105648

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  6. Trust Me.

    Trust Me.

    New York: 1987

    First collected edition, John Barth's copy with his signature in blue ink to the half-title. Barth's relationship with Updike began in 1966 when he was teaching at the University of Buffalo in 1966 and wrote to the famously reclusive Updike asking him to read at a lecture series that was also to include Norman Mailer and... Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 102913

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    London: 1988

    Signed limited edition. Number 16 of 85 copies of the first UK edition specially bound in quarter leather and signed by the author. From a complete edition of 97 copies. Updike's epistolary novel was originally published in the US in the same year. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 103513

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  8. 128342
    First edition, first printing. Rabbit at Rest is the fourth novel in Updike's Rabbit series and won the Pullitzer Prize for Fiction in 1991. It was followed in 2001 by the final work in the series, a novella entitled Rabbit Remembered. Learn More
    £80

    Stock Code: 128342

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  9. In the Beauty of the Lilies.
    First edition, first printing. With the ownership inscription of novelist John Barth to the half-title. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 97315

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  10. Higher Gossip.
    First edition, first printing of this posthumously published volume (Updike died in 2009). With the ownership inscription of novelist John Barth to the half-title. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 97316

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