New York: Knopf, (1962). First edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page, "John Updike/ Beverly Farms, MA." Mozart's last opera adapted for children by Updike. In the simultaneously issued pictorial library binding by Gibraltar (as noted on rear cover) which was issued without a dust jacket. Oblong small-8vo picotial polished cloth boards measuring 10.25 x 7.625. Near fine with spine ends and corners just lightly rubbed and without any indication of library usage.