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JOHN UPDIKE AND THE THREE GREAT THINGS: Sex, Religion, and Art. John Updike, George W. Hunt. JOHN UPDIKE AND THE THREE GREAT THINGS: Sex, Religion, and Art.
Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publ. Co. (1980). First edition. A study by Hunt of the importance of sex, religion and art in the writings of John Updike. Minor rubbing to corners, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with light soiling and chipping.

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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. As new in 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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APG 087.3 (2004). John Updike. APG 087.3 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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BECH AT BAY: A Quasi-Novel. John Updike. BECH AT BAY: A Quasi-Novel.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1998. First edition. Uncorrected proof copy. Spine lettering slightly rubbed otherwise near fine in gray, printed paperwraps.

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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 IS BACK. John Updike. BECH IS BACK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First edition. Uncorrected proof with no tentative date of publication noted. In yellow, printed paperwraps. Near fine with only very light shelfwear and touch of soiling.

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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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BOTTOM'S DREAM Adapted from William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. John Updike. BOTTOM'S DREAM Adapted from William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
New York: Knopf, (1969). First edition. Children's book with Felix Mendelssohn's music and illustrations by Warren Chappel. In the preferred trade binding: blue cloth boards stamped in red. Fine in dust jacket with only the barest wear on corners. A nice copy.

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BRAZIL. John Updike. BRAZIL.
New York: Knopf, 1994. First edition. Uncorrected galley proofs, measuring 8 x 11"; title page printed on slightly stiffer paper than text serving as front cover; rear cover blank; cloth tape at spine. Touch of light staining, still near fine. Scarce to rare in this early format.

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BUCHANAN DYING: A Play. John Updike. BUCHANAN DYING: A Play.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1974). First UK edition. Lower front tip very slightly bumped, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

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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 publlishing date of April 1993. Fine in charcoal paperwraps.

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THE COUP. John Updike. THE COUP.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1978. First edition. Uncorrected proofs, with no tentative publication date noted. Updike imagines the contemplation of life and country by an exiled African dictator writing his memoirs. One of Burgess' 99 novels. A few creases at corners and edges, minor soiling to back cover, light sunning to spine, otherwise near fine in tall, narrow, printed green paperwraps.

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GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS. John Updike. GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS.
New York: Knopf, 2000. First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in cream-colored paperwraps with tentative publication date of February 14, 2000 printed on front cover.

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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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HOPING FOR A HOOPOE: POEMS. John Updike. HOPING FOR A HOOPOE: POEMS
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1959. First British edition of the author's first book, entitled "The Carpentered Hen" in the States. Fine in dust jacket.

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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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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with one chip to top, back panel and closed tear to top of front flap; otherwise would be near fine with only slight wear, mostly concentrated along the head of the spine and the corners.

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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with only the slightest of wear to spine ends and corners.

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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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THE MUSIC SCHOOL: Short Stories. John Updike. THE MUSIC SCHOOL: Short Stories.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. First edition, first state. Near fine with light wear and bumping to spine ends and corners. In a fine dust jacket with a small stamp on the front flap.

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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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