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Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run

by John Updike

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New York: Knopf, 1960. first edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. New York: Knopf, 1960. Fine/fine. First edition bound in full tan morocco, the covers onlaid with dark blue leather rectangles and tooled with gilt and blind fillets giving the outline of a baskeball court, the spine lettered in gilt on a circular dark leather label, leather joints, blue fabriano pape doublures and endpapers.. Fine, completely fresh, in a custom cloth protective box showing trivial shelfwear. Enclosed receipt from Bayntun shows a charge of 1750 pounds for the binding. This binding is currently featured on Bayntun's website showcase, as illustrative of their best work. A great copy.


Rabbit, Run , written by John Updike and first published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1960, follows a 26-year-old former high school basketball player nicknamed “Rabbit.” Imprisoned in a tedious job and a loveless marriage, Rabbit attempts to find freedom from his constrained middle-class lifestyle. The novel was republished in a 1963 Penguin Edition, which was the first to include more sexually risque passages cut by Knopf in the first edition. The first of the 'Rabbit Tetralogy',  Rabbit, Run  is perhaps the most sought-after title written by Updike. 

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Rabbit, Run
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Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
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