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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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UPDIKE, JOHN

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First Edition. Fine in a dust jacket with a slightly faded spine. Inscribed to writer Nicholas Delbanco on the front free endpaper, “for Nick & Ellen/ on page 246, Nick’s entire past will come reeling under his eyes. Love to you both, John.” The passage on page 246 refers to some dining haunts in Harvard Square. Delbanco was Updike’s writing student at Harvard in the brief time he taught there.

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UPDIKE, John

(London): Andre Deutsch, 1988. Hardcover. Fine. First English edition. Quarter calf and marbled boards in marbled papercovered slipcase. Fine. Copy number 1 of 75 numbered copies Signed by the author, of a total edition of 97 copies. Provenance on request.

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UPDIKE, John.

London: Andre Deutsch,, 1988. A Novel. Octavo. Original quarter brown morocco, marbled paper boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, dark green endpapers. With the original marbled paper slipcase. Spine lightly faded and with a few minor scuffs, else bright and fresh; faintly shelf-worn slipcase with partial crack to one panel but still holding firm. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition. Number 16 of 85 copies of the first UK edition specially bound in quarter leather and signed by the author. From a complete edition of 97 copies. Updike's epistolary novel was originally published in the US in the same year.

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UPDIKE, John

(London): Andre Deutsch, 1988. Hardcover. Fine. First English edition. Quarter calf and marbled boards in marbled papercovered slipcase. Fine. One of 75 numbered copies Signed by the author, of a total edition of 97 copies.

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UPDIKE, John

(London): Andre Deutsch, 1988. Hardcover. Fine. First English edition. Quarter calf and marbled boards in marbled papercovered slipcase. Fine. One of 75 numbered copies Signed by the author, of a total edition of 97 copies.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in an about fine mylar dustwrapper with very slight wear on the corners in a fine slipcase. Copy 213 of 350 copies Signed by the author and specially bound.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Card laid in from a Knopf editor inscribed to Susan Sheehan. Updike and Sheehan were colleagues at the *New Yorker* for nearly 50 years, both, among other things, contributing frequently to *The Talk of the Town*. Both won Pulitzer Prizes: Updike for *Rabbit is Rich* and *Rabbit at Rest*; Sheehan for General Non-Fiction for her 1983 book *Is There No Place on Earth for Me?*.

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S. (SIGNED)

John Updike

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Used; Like New. Alfred Knopf Inc 1988 Hardcover. SIGNED by author on limitations page. This First Edition book is one of 350 signed, numbered copies. This copy is number 248. Book is Fine in a Near Fine acetate dust wrapper and a Fine slipcase. Book Condition: Fine . 1988. SLIPCASED.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine mylar dustwrapper in fine slipcase in publisher's shrinkwrap. One of 350 numbered copies Signed by the author.

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Updike, John

NY: Knopf, 1988. First edition, limited issue of 350 numbered copiers signed by Updike on the limitation page. Unread copy in clear mylar dustjacket as issued in a Fine slipcase. The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

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Updike, John

NY: Knopf, 1988. First edition, first prnt. Inscribed by Updike on the title page. "for Paul dawson Best Wishes, John Updike." Cloth spine ends bumped, shallow corner crease on the front free endpage. Unread copy in Very Good condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover.. Inscribed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Softcover. Fine. Uncorrected proof. Fine in red wrappers. Signed by Updike.

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Updike, John

New York:Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Limited edition. hard cover. As New/Fine. New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1988. Limited edition of 350 copies, signed by Updike on the limitation page.  In fine condition.  Still in publishers shrinkwrap. As new.  

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Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0394568354 . A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author John Updike on the front flyleaf. There is little soiling to the rear bottom edge of the dust-jacket; The story of S. Revolves around Sarah Worth, a modern day Hester Prynne who joins a Hindu commune in Arizona after becoming enamored with the Arhat, the commune's leader. Told through the perspective of letters Sarah writes to her loved ones, this tale is Hester's version of the triangle from the Scarlet Letter .

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Updike, John

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1988 inscribed on ffep to Margie Parker Best Wishes, John Updike, stated first edition but preceded by limited edition. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng

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Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0394568354 . An attractive first Edition/First Printing in Fine condition in Near Fine dust-jacket with some soiling. There is a publisher's stain to the top page edge; Satirical story of Sarah Worth who moves to Arizona to join the commune of Hindu leader Arhat while trying to keep her old life in New England in working order .

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Updike, John.

KNOPF. NY 1988. Fine with no dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain red printed wrappers. .

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First trade edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Herb Yellin. Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators. He named his press after noting that the list of authors he wanted to publish all shared the same first name, chief among them John Updike, his favorite. *Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu* became the press's first book in 1977 with 10 more to follow over the next 23 years. Yellin's friendship with Updike grew with each new limited edition benefitting his already enormous Updike collection, with Updike himself contributing copies of new editions of his books - often inscribed. In a 2010 interview with Yellin he noted that Updike "...liked that if anything ever happened to his own collection, he had my collection on the opposite side of the country." A notable association.

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Updike, John

Andre Deutsch, London, 1988 Numbered signed limited edition. fine in case. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Fine.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition, limited issue. Fine in fine unprinted acetate dustwrapper and cardboard slipcase. One of 350 numbered copies Signed by the author.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0394568354 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. Bound in attractive pink cloth with silver and gold lettering. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the front free endpaper. De Bellis/Broomfield A121a; Boston bred Sarah Worth, a latter-day Hester Prynne, leaves her stifling security to live in a commune in Arizona with a Hindu religious leader called the Arhat. Through letters and tapes she sends to her family and friends, Sarah relates her struggle to reconcile old values with new realities. "…a meditation upon American womanhood, a romance, and a religious comedy." (From the cover) .

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Updike, John

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1988. 280 pages, 8vo. Jacket unclipped. Stated First Edition. Signed and inscribed by author on front endpaper, thus: "For -----, Best wishes and good luck, John Updike, 11/28/01." Pink cloth boards with gold and silver-stamped lettering. Minor shelfwear to DJ: light rubbing along edges and covers. DJ in mylar. Tightly bound with clean and crisp pages. No marks. Volume is in Very Good condition.. Signed and Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Number 238 from an edition of 350 specially bound copies. The thirteenth novel from the multiple award winning author of the Rabbit Angstrom series. A very fine copy in a very near fine acetate dust jacket with a publisher's crimp to the spine and in a very fine slipcase and still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Signed by Updike on the limitation page.

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Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to journalist David Hepworth. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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UPDIKE, John

First edition. One of 350 copies signed by Updike 8vo, original cloth, acetate jacket, slipcase. As new.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Fawcett Crest, 1989. Softcover. Near Fine. First Ballantine Books edition. Mass market paperback. Near fine with light edgewear and rubbing. Inscribed by the author to Herb Yellin. Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators. He named his press after noting that the list of authors he wanted to publish all shared the same first name, chief among them John Updike, his favorite. *Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu* became the press's first book in 1977 with 10 more to follow over the next 23 years. Yellin's friendship with Updike grew with each new limited edition benefitting his already enormous Updike collection, with Updike himself contributing copies of new editions of his books - often inscribed. In a 2010 interview with Yellin he noted that Updike "...liked that if anything ever happened to his own collection, he had my collection on the opposite side of the country." A notable association, an uncommon edition to find Inscribed.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper slightly creased on spine and fine cardboard slipcase. One of 350 numbered copies Signed by the author. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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S.: A Novel

John Updike

2013-06-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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John Updike

1988-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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John Updike

1989-09-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Updike, John

New York: Knopf, 1988. Printed wrappers. Uncorrected page proofs of the first edition. Fine, with publisher's promotional material affixed to front wrapper, as issued.

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To Their Heirs Forever

Lapp, Eula C.

Belleville, ON: Mika Publishing Company, 1977. A thoroughly detailed United Empire Loyalist history that begins in Germany. Book Divisions: Prologue, Part One - Germany, Part Two - Ireland. Part Three - New York City, Part Foue - Camden Valley, Part Five - Fateful Decisions, Part Six - " Upon The Ground Allotted For Them", Epilogue. 324 pp. plus: Appendix A - Family Origins and Traditions, Appendix B - A Tantalizing Tradition, Appendix C - Background on Carscallens, Appendix D - Was the Palatine Colony in County Limerick a Success?, Appendix E - Letter from Thomas bell to John Wesley, Appendix F - Dulmages in Jamaica, Appendix G - Abraham Bininger's Accusation, Appendix H - Churches in the USA named for Philip Embury, Appendix I - Some canadians in Public Life Descended from Camden Valley Families, Appendix J - Marriages of Camden Valley Daughters and Granddaughters, Notes (Parts One through Six), Bibliography, Index. 390 pp. in toto. Book has slightly scuffed spine ends, fon front pastedown and ffep. Bookseller's Inventory # 172033.. Third Printing Stated. Teal Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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S: [A Novel] (Penguin Modern Classics)

John Updike

2010-05-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Updike, John

Hardcover. 279 pp. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1988). First Edition stated. First Printing. $17.95 OP on DJ flap. 3/88 Date Code on DJ. Crisp, clean copy with no markings inside or out. Remarkably well-kept. F/F. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a tracking number.

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John Updike

Knopf First Edition, 1988. Kopf First Edition, 03/1988. Preceded by a limited edition. Pink paper over boards, pink cloth spine with silver lettering. Very Good, slight bump at top of front coner./DJ Very Good, some shelf wear, not clipped. S. is an American woman who leaves her husband and her home for a commune in the Arizona desert in search of karma--and in pursuit of her guru. The story takes the form of letters and tapes as S. writes to her relatives and friends. 1988 Alfred A. Knopf hardcover. S. is the story of Sarah P. Worth, a thoroughly modern spiritual seeker who has become enamored of a Hindu mystic called the Arhat. A native New Englander, she goes west to join his ashram in Arizona, and there struggles alongside fellow sannyasins (pilgrims) in the difficult attempt to subdue ego and achieve moksha (salvation, release. Kopf First Edition, 03/1988. Preceded by a limited edition. Very Good, slight bump at top of front coner. DJ Very Good, some shelf wear, not clipped. Pink paper over boards, pink cloth spine with silver lettering.

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Updike, John

Hardcover. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York (1988). First Edition stated on CP. 1988 on Title Page. $17.95 OP on unclipped DJ. 3/88 Date Code on rear DJ flap. Remarkably clean and bright First Edition. Sharp board corners and spine ends. Negligible shelf wear. More photos upon request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, and with a tracking number.

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S. (signed)

Updike, John

Signed by Author. signed first edition, f/f. Signed by Author(s). F. Hardcover.

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S (Signed 1st Printing)

John Updike

New York : Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1988. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. A fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page in green ink--signature only. No evidence of previous ownership. A beautiful copy. Updike is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

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John Updike

Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1988-04-01. First. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0394568354 . An attractive first edition/first printing in about Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Signed and Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper; Satirical story of Sarah Worth who moves to Arizona to join the commune of Hindu leader Arhat while trying to keep her old life in New England in working order .

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Knopf, 1988. First. hardcover. near fine/fine. 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Knopf, 1988. First Edition. Autographed by Updike

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Updike, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. SIGNED by the author ; Book Club Edition; 8vo; 279 pages .

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The thirteenth novel from the multiple award winning author of the Rabbit Angstrom series. A very near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Signed by Updike on the front free endpaper.

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Knopf, 1988. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

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S.: A Novel

John Updike

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John Updike

1988-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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UPDIKE, John

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Softcover. Fine. Uncorrected proof. Fine in red wrappers.

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Updike, John

New York: Knopf, 1988. Cloth. First edition, trade issue. Signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket.

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