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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. The Same Door: Short Stories
    UPDIKE, John. The Same Door: Short Stories

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author to the front free endpaper. This is John Updike's first collection of short stories, all of which were first published in The New Yorker between 1954 and 1958. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 128325

  2. The Poorhouse Fair.
    UPDIKE, John. The Poorhouse Fair.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, of Updike's first novel. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 128324

  3. Hoping for a Hoopoe.
    UPDIKE, John. Hoping for a Hoopoe.

    London : 1959

    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
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 116536

  4. Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories.
    UPDIKE, John. Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories.

    New York : 1962

    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
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 128327

  5. The Centaur.
    UPDIKE, John. The Centaur.

    New York : 1963

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author "for James O. Freedman Best wishes John Updike" on the front free endpaper.
    James O. Fredman (1935-2006) was an influential American higher-education administrator who studied alongside John Updike at Harvard in 1954. Freedman writes in his autobiography that "the most celebrated student of my... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 128328

  6. Telephone Poles and Other Poems.
    UPDIKE, John. Telephone Poles and Other Poems.

    New York : 1963

    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 Of the 66 poems collected here 3 were previously unpublished, and 47 were published in The New Yorker, for whom Updike had written regularly since 1954.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
    £115.00

    Stock Code: 128335

  7. Of the Farm
    UPDIKE, John. Of the Farm

    New York : 1965

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 128329

  8. The Music School: Short Stories.
    UPDIKE, John. The Music School: Short Stories.

    New York : 1966

    First edition, first printing, first issue, with transposed lines on page 46. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 128330

  9. The Angels.
    UPDIKE, John. The Angels.

    Pensacola : 1968

    First and sole edition, one of 150 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "for Herb Yellin something of an angel himself John" on the half title. Herb Yellin (1935-2014) was a publisher and founder of the Lord John Press, who published handsome signed limited editions for a number of high-profile authors, including Stephen King, Ray Bradbury,... Learn More
    £580.00

    Stock Code: 128337

  10. Couples.
    UPDIKE, John. Couples.

    New York : 1968

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 128332

  11. Museums and Women and Other Stories
    UPDIKE, John. Museums and Women and Other Stories

    New York : 1972

    First edition, number 230 of 350 special signed, slipcased copies. A signed, special edition copy of Updike's sixth short story collection, featuring a special illustrated slipcase and dust jacket Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 128331

  12. A Month of Sundays.
    UPDIKE, John. A Month of Sundays.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 128343

  13. Rabbit Is Rich.
    UPDIKE, John. Rabbit Is Rich.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 128341

  14. The Beloved.
    UPDIKE, John. The Beloved.

    Northridge : 1982

    Signed limited edition, deluxe issue, one of 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author, from a total edition of 400 copies. The publisher's copy, marked as such and signed by the author "Thanks Herb, John" to the limitation page in red ink. Herb Yellin (1935-2014) was a publisher and founder of the Lord John Press, who published handsome signed... Learn More
    £310.00

    Stock Code: 128338

  15. S.
    UPDIKE, John. S.

    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
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 103513

  16. Rabbit at Rest.
    UPDIKE, John. Rabbit at Rest.

    New York : 1990

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £40.00

    Stock Code: 128339

  17. The Afterlife and Other Stories.
    UPDIKE, John. The Afterlife and Other Stories.

    New York : 1994

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £30.00

    Stock Code: 128340

  18. Bech at Bay.
    UPDIKE, John. Bech at Bay.

    New York : 1998

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £40.00

    Stock Code: 128347

  19. Licks of Love.
    UPDIKE, John. Licks of Love.

    New York : 2000

    First trade edition. A fine first edition this late collection of short stories, which includes a sequel to Updike's "Rabbit" series, "Rabbit Remembered" Learn More
    £40.00

    Stock Code: 128348

  20. Gertrude and Claudius.
    UPDIKE, John. Gertrude and Claudius.

    New York : 2000

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 128346

  21. Three Stories.
    UPDIKE, John. Three Stories.

    New York : 2002

    First edition, number 183 of 250 copies only signed by Updike, Cook, and the publisher, Luke Ives Pontifell. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139591

  22. Higher Gossip.
    UPDIKE, John. Higher Gossip.

    New York : 2011

    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
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 97316

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