Hoping for a Hoopoe.London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1959 Stock Code: 116536
NotesFirst 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".
Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine and front gilt. With the dust jacket.
Foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the bright jacket.
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