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by Baker, Nicholson

Condition: VG

New York, NY.: Random House. VG. 1991. Hardcover in dust jacket. 7-1/4" X 5-1/4" This book is hard-bound in gray paper covered boards, with a brown cloth spine, with gilt stamping to the upper cover and orange stamping to the spine, in a dust jacket with a bit of light soiling, and with some light wear to the upper cover. The covers show some light sunning to the cover edges, as well as light scuffing to the cloth spine. The binding is solid. The contents are brightand clean, with a bit of soiling to the fore-edge. This book is signed by John Updike on the title-page with the humourous inscription, "I did not write this book." - From the collection of Cuthbert Christian Thambimuttu (1945-2019) of Columbus, Ohio - known to many of his bookseller, author, and illustrator friends as "Tubby." He was persistent in the pursuit of autographed books by the writers and artists he admired, including Gorey, Sendak, Heaney, Byatt, Morrison, Updike and many more. Joseph Heller once wrote to Tubby in response to one more "please sign and return" request: "This is turning out to be a hell of a lot of work!" All signed books unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic. Many of the books are inscribed to both Cuthbert and his great friend of more than two decades Antonia Gale Moss. .
  • Bookseller: Hoffman Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 76155
  • Title: U AND I, A TRUE STORY
  • Author: Baker, Nicholson
  • Format/binding: Hardcover in dust jacket
  • Book condition: Used - VG
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York, NY.
  • Date published: 1991
  • Keywords: John Updike, Signed, First Edition


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