New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1972. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0394481739 . A Nearly Fine First Printing of the First Edition that has some discoloration to the edges and soiling to the front pastedown in a mildly soiled Fine dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author John Updike on the front flyleaf ; Early and comprehensive collection of short stories, essays, and vignettes. Updike tries on ten surreal modes and ornaments his texts with an array of stolen illustrations. Lastly, five stories portray the evolving, everlasting marriage of the Maples, an imaginary couple first appearing in the 1956 New Yorker. (from the dust-jacket) ; 282 pages; Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 59371)
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