by Levine, David; introduced and selected by John Updike
Boston: Gambit, Incorporated. Fine in Very Good dj. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. (price-clipped) [book is nice and clean, the spine very slightly turned but with no discernible wear; jacket has some shallow chipping along the top edge, spine slightly browned and with a couple of closed tears, small tear and tiny paper loss at lower corner of rear panel, light soiling]. (pen and ink drawings) "A complete array of the literary figures by one of the great caricaturists of our time, selected and introduced by one of the great writers, who once himself wanted to become a caricaturist." This copy is SIGNED by both Levine and Updike on a tipped-in limitation page: "Three hundred copies of this first edition, of which two hundred and seventy-five are for sale, printed at The Murray Printing Company, Forge Village, Massachusetts, wer specially bound at Robert Burlen & Son, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts. Each is signed by the Artist and his Editor. This is copy number 119." The sketches are arranged into three sections, covering American, European and English authors; Updike himself is depicted on page 44. Signed by Author & Illustrator . (Inventory #: 24488)
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