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MORALITY PLAY. Barry Unsworth. MORALITY PLAY.
New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (1995). First U.S. edition. SIGNED and dated by the Booker Prize-winning author. This particular title was short-listed for the Booker Prize. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket.

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JOHN UPDIKE: A Bibliography of Primary & Secondary Materials, 1948-2007. John Updike, Jack De Bellis, Michael Broomfield. JOHN UPDIKE: A Bibliography of Primary & Secondary Materials, 1948-2007.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. First edition. A massive work, as is needed to cover one of, if not our most productive author. Includes "A Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement. Updike is internationally renowned and has won two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other prizes. This definitive guide to materials by and about this prolific American author consists of a printed first volume and a second volume on CD. The A and B sections of Volume I, concerning separately printed works by Updike and books to which he has contributed, are superb examples of descriptive bibliography. The printed volume also features over 500 grayscale images of book covers, jackets, broadsides, and many seldom seen items. It includes comprehensive listings of Updike's short fiction, poems, articles, essays, and reviews, as well as extensive documentation of letters, speeches, dramatic works, manuscripts, interviews, and blurbs. Volume II contains entries for material about Updike and his work (reviews, commentary, and theses), several appendices (media appearances, work read by others, works in translation, exhibits and catalogs), and full-color versions of images appearing in the printed volume. Large, thick, 8.5 x 11 inches, 610 pages (plus nearly 300 pages of text on CD). This special limited issue is bound in quarter leather, includes a slipcase, and features a colophon SIGNED BY UPDIKE. As new.

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BECH IS BACK. John Updike. BECH IS BACK
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1982. First edition. Uncorrected proof with card SIGNED by the author laid in. The second book in the Henry Bech trilogy of short stories. Proposed publication date of October 1982 indicated. Book-of-the-Month blurb taped to front cover. Publisher's promo, previously stapled to bright yellow printed cover, laid in. Very light shelf wear, otherwise near fine in printed paperwraps.

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BECH: A BOOK. John Updike. BECH: A BOOK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First edition. SIGNED by author on title page. Dust jacket illustrations by Arnold Roth. Slight foxing on page ends otherwise near fine in pictorial dust jacket with small tears to the head of spine.

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COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993. John Updike. COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition. Card SIGNED by Updike laid in. Uncorrected proof with probable publishing date of April 1993. Fine in charcoal paperwraps.

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GOLF DREAMS: Writings on Golf. John Updike. GOLF DREAMS: Writings on Golf.
New York: Knopf, 1996. First edition. Uncorrected proof, announcing initial printing of 75,000 copies. SIGNED by author on tipped-in card. Fine in blue paperwraps.

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IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES. John Updike. IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES.
(New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1996). First edition. Uncorrected proof SIGNED by the author on a card which is laid in. Projected publication date of January 1996. Tiny crinkle at head of spine, rear top corner barely creased, otherwise fine in light blue, printed paperwraps.

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THE MAGIC FLUTE: Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. John Updike. THE MAGIC FLUTE: Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
New York: Knopf, (1962). First edition. SIGNED by the author "John Updike Beverly Farms, MA." Mozart's last opera, adapted for children by Updike and illustrated by Warren Chappell. One of Updike's hardest first editions to locate in nice condition. In the pictorial Gibraltar binding (noted on back cover) with light blue-green border, which was issued simultaneously with the trade edition, and without dust jacket. Very minor rubbing but still in fine condition. Unusual for Updike to note his hometown when signing.

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MEMORIES OF THE FORD ADMINISTRATION. John Updike. MEMORIES OF THE FORD ADMINISTRATION.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1992. First edition. Uncorrected proofs, fine in pale gray (or white?) paperwraps. Card SIGNED by author laid in. Proposed publication date of October 1992 indicated.

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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. One of 350 SIGNED numbered copies. Fine in dust jacket and slipcase.

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MORE MATTER: Essays and Criticism. John Updike. MORE MATTER: Essays and Criticism.
New York: Knopf, 1999. First edition. Uncorrected proof in cream-colored, printed paperwraps with probable publishing date of September 1999. Plain white 3x5" card SIGNED BY UPDIKE laid in. Light crease to front cover along spine otherwise fine.

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ODD JOBS: Essays and Criticism. John Updike. ODD JOBS: Essays and Criticism.
New York: Knopf, 1991. First edition. Uncorrected proofs in bright orange-yellow paperwraps. Tentative publishing date of November 1991 printed on front cover with "7" written in. SIGNED BY UPDIKE on decorative bookplate (laid in). Tiny tear to lower edge front cover, still fine.

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RABBIT, RUN. John Updike. RABBIT, RUN.
New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition. His first major novel and still his most famous. SIGNED BY UPDIKE on title page. The first book in a series of four, the last two of which won Pulitzer Prizes. Dull green cloth spine with paper boards, one of three variants with no known priority. Publisher's partial "hurt" stamp on rear endpaper. Good only with covers rubbed and a little soiled, a gouge on back cover, slight rumpling to spine, and gilt spine stamping a little dulled. With the exception of the hurt stamp, interior fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54732]       Price: $400.00
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THE RING: With Musical Themes by Richard Wagner. John Updike. THE RING: With Musical Themes by Richard Wagner.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1964). First edition. SIGNED by the author, "John Updike Beverly Farms, MA." Adapted and Illustrated by John Updike and Warren Chappell. The Gibraltar edition (logo on back cover) in pictorial dark green boards and white end papers (Knopf regular edition in red cloth and pictorial endpapers) with very light rubbing to tips, otherwise a fine copy, as issued without dust jacket, and scarce thus. This issue was published simultaneously with the Knopf trade edition in cloth and dust jacket and the Knopf orange pictorial boards edition, also issued without dust jacket (although it's possible the orange came later.) Unusual for Updike to note his hometown when signing.

[Book #38021]       Price: $600.00
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TALK FROM THE FIFTIES. John Updike. TALK FROM THE FIFTIES.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1979. First edition. A selection of "Talk of the Town" stories by Updike published in The New Yorker in the 1950s. One of 300 SIGNED numbered copies, this one designated "PRESENTATION COPY." Gray-and-blue patterned paper boards, gilt-lettered plum cloth spine. Mild tanning to edges otherwise fine as issued, without dust jacket.

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TOWARD THE END OF TIME. John Updike. TOWARD THE END OF TIME.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1997. First edition. Uncorrected proof. SIGNED card laid in. Fine in blue wraps announcing a 75,000 copy first printing.

[Book #48465]       Price: $100.00
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THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK. John Updike. THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First edition. SIGNED by Updike on Knopf bookplate affixed to half-title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. John Updike. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. First edition. SIGNED by Updike on the title page. Board edges lightly sunned, otherwise near fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #52799]       Price: $250.00
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LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS. Mona Van Duyn. LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS.
St. Louis: (no-publisher), 1991. First edition. Privately printed for friends of the poet. Published a year after she won the Pulitzer Prize for NEAR CHANGES. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET LAUREATE AND PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "For Tony & Helen, this odd collection for friends--elegies, poems, occasional verses--produced by a baffled commercial printer. Love, Mona." 30 pages; 8.5 x 11" blue, stapled paperwraps printed in brown on front cover only. Poem tipped to last page, presumably as issued. Photo detail of Marc Chagall's "Les Plumes en Fleur" (which is the title of the poem appearing on p.5) pasted to blank page following the copyright page. An understandably scarce volume. Fine. PRODUCED BY A BAFFLED COMMERCIAL PRINTER.

[Book #54274]       Price: $300.00
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BEDTIME STORIES. Mona Van Duyn, Margaret DeCardy. BEDTIME STORIES.
Champaign, Illinois: The Ceres Press, 1972. First edition. Van Duyn's fourth book, which followed her National Book Award-winner, TO SEE, TO TAKE. Poetic recollections from the perspective of her grandmother and in her grandmother's Germanic dialect. One of 300 copies hand printed and hand bound at the Distaff Bindery. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW U.S. POET LAUREATE ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "An oddity for Helen & Tony, With love, Mona." An unaccountably scarce book. Fine without dust jacket, presumably as issued. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54271]       Price: $250.00
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1876: A Novel. Gore Vidal. 1876: A Novel.
New York: Random House, (1976). First edition. SIGNED on the half-title page. His sequel to BURR; the third volume chronologically in his "Narratives of Empire" series. Near fine with dark blue cloth just a bit faded on edges in very good or better dust jacket with spine and edges just a bit faded.

[Book #54486]       Price: $75.00
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PRODIGAL SON: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic. Edward Villella, Larry Kaplan. PRODIGAL SON: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Illustrated with black-and-white photos. Fine in pictorial dust jacket.

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"ANNE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "ANNE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry paper (22" x 30") in six colors: blue, green, yellow, red, tan, and black. Fine.

[Book #46844]       Price: $650.00
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"BIG STILL LIFE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BIG STILL LIFE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry cotton paper (30" x 40") in twenty colors.

[Book #50175]       Price: $1,000.00
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"BIRTHDAY": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BIRTHDAY": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry paper (15" x 22") in five colors: red, sienna, green, yellow, and black. Fine.

[Book #15236]       Price: $500.00
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