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The Poorhouse Fair

By Updike, John




John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.


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The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, John

NY: Knopf. 1959. Updike's second book and first novel, nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, for a novel which, despite not being a commercial success, was nonetheless "a considerable literary achievement." Signed by the author. With the bookplate of diplomat and ambassador John Moors Cabot on the front flyleaf: Cabot lived on Cape Ann, one town over from Updike. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with a bit of rubbing to the front panel and a closed but crooked tear to the lower rear panel. In a custom three quarter leather clamshell case from the Praxis Bindery. First Edition. Hardcover.

$1,500.00

The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, JOHN

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. Fine in a first issue dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.

$875.00

The Poorhouse Fair.

UPDIKE, JOHN.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Fine book in a fine bright dust jacket (first issue with one paragraph of biographical material on rear flap). The author's first work of fiction. An exceptionally bright copy. We have never seen such bright orange top staining as in this copy.

$850.00

THE POORHOUSE FAIR.

Updike, John.

NY: KNOPF. 1959. Fine. 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. About fine in a Vg.+ to Nf. dj. The dj. is the "First" issue . (2 small chips at head of rear panel of dj. & at crest of spine on dj. A few very tiny chips at spine ends on dj. Couple of 1"-inch tears in dj.) Author's FIRST novel. .

$750.00

The Poorhouse Fair

Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959, 1959 Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1959. First Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author. Book fine except for some fading along edges. DJ good except for rubbing on corners, some spotting on front and back inside flap of DJ, slight creasing on top and bottom of spine and upper right corner, and slight wearing on front DJ cover. Book comes in specially made cloth slip cover. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). F. Hardcover.

$750.00

The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, John

London: Gollancz. 1959. The first British edition of his second book, first novel. Signed by the author. Minor foxing to text block and slight spine lean; still near fine in a near fine dust jacket with one edge tear at the upper rear spine fold. First Edition. Hardcover.

$750.00

The Poorhouse Fair

Updike, John

London,UK: Gollancz, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is a unread true first UK edition, first printing (first impression) copy in a Fine Dust Jacket with rubbing to the top edges. Very light browning to the front endpage otherwise unmarked and as new. A superb copy of the extremely elusive UK edition of Updike's first novel. Signed by John Updike to the title page..

$677.85


The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1959. First. First edition. Neat owner's name dated in year of publication, and a small new bookstore label on the same page else fine in fine, first issue dustwrapper with a touch of rubbing. Signed by Updike on the titlepage. Author's second book, and first novel. .

$650.00


THE POORHOUSE FAIR

Updike, John

NY: Knopf, 1959. First edition, first prnt. 1st issue dustjacket. Beginning board edge toning, demure owner name & date on front pastedown (hidden by the dustjacket front flap); faint beginning foxing on front panel, miminal edgewear, mostly at spine ends, rear panel with small perforation and tiny closed tear on the upper edge. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Updike's first novel, second book. The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

$650.00

The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, JOHN

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First Edition. Fine in a lightly worn first issue dust jacket with a two inch, fairly unobtrusive, tear extending from the bottom of the spine into the back panel. Signed by Updike.

$650.00


The Poorhouse Fair

Updike, John

Alfred A. Knopf Signed by Author. First edition, 1959. Copyright page states "First Edition." Signed by the author on the front free end-paper. Book fine, except for slight fading along topmost and bottommost edges of boards and spine. DJ near fine, except for slim 1.5" tear at top of back, tiny tear at bottom of front, slight staining along bottom edges of spine and covers, tiny tear at top rear corner. DJ price reads "$3.50." In specially made slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author. F. Hardcover.

$650.00

THE POORHOUSE FAIR

UPDIKE, JOHN

NEW YORK NY: ALFRED A KNOPF CO. VG/VG. PUB 1959. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK / SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. BOOK HAS SOME LIGHT WEAR TO THE CORNERS WITH A BIT OF FADING TO THESPINE PANEL AND RUBBED BUT VISIBLE SPINE TITLES, AND OWNERSHIP NAMESTAMPED TO THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. SUPPLIED FIRST ISSUE D.J. IS BRIGHTAND UNFADED WITH LIGHTLY WORN CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS, SCATTERED STAININGALONG THE TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES FROM PRIMATIVE D.J. PROTECTOR, AND TAPESHADOWS/STAINS TO THE FLAPS' CORNERS. DESPITE FLAWS A NICE PRESENTABLECOPY OF UPDIKE'S ELUSIVE FIRST NOVEL.. Keywords: NOVEL, SIGNED, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

$600.00


THE POORHOUSE FAIR

UPDIKE, JOHN

LONDON: GOLLANCZ LTD (VICTOR). FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1959. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK . BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. HAS MODEST SOIL TO THE SPINE, A COUPLE OF TINY CHIPS AT THE TOP OF THE REAR PANEL, SOME VERY FAINT DAMPING TO THE REAR PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, COPY OF THE FIRST UK EDITION OF UPDIKE'S ELUSIVE FIRST NOVEL. .

$550.00

The Poorhouse Fair

Updike, John

Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 Published in New York by Alfred A. Knopf in 1959. First Edition. This copy is SIGNED by the author on a bookplate pasted on to front free end-paper. Book fine except for some slight fading along edges. DJ near fine, tiny tear at bottom of front reinforced by tape nside DJ, slight rubbing at corners, very slight spotting on flapsand inside DJ. DJ price reads "$3.50." We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$500.00

The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, JOHN

New York: Knopf, 1958. Previous owner's blindstamp to the half-title. Dustjacket is clipped, with some modest wear to the outer extremities.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$450.00

The Poorhouse Fair

Updike, John

Alfred A. Knopf, 1959 NY: Knopf, 1959. Copyright page states FIRST EDITION. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book very good, previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down, slight stain on front cover. DJ very good, offsetting from removed tape on corners of flaps. DJ flap price reads $3.50. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$450.00


The Poorhouse Fair

UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1959. First. First edition. Near fine in very good, first issue dustwrapper with some rubbing, a tiny nick on the front panel, and a fairly large dampstain visible almost entirely on the inside of the jacket. A presentable copy of the author's first novel, and seldom found thus. .

$400.00


The Poorhouse Fair

Updike, John

Alfred A. Knopf First edition, 1959. Copyright page states "First Edition." Book very good, with slight wear at corners, two tiny scratches on front, three tiny stains on front, bookplate on front paste-down. DJ near fine, except for .5" tear (covered with tape from the inside) at bottom of front, slight chipping at corners, a few tiny discoloration spots on flaps and inside DJ. DJ price reads "$3.50." In specially made slipcase.. F. Hardcover.

$400.00

THE POORHOUSE FAIR

Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1959. First Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. DJ with one closed tear and chipped at top spine; Author's first book; 8vo; 185 pages .

$384.45


The Poorhouse Fair.

Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition of the author's first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Updike on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the spine and some chips to the rear panel. "Brilliant . . . Here is the conflict of real ideas; of real personalities; here is a work of intellectual imagination and great charity. The Poorhouse Fair is a work of art" (The New York Times Book Review).

$350.00