Harper & Brothers, 1958. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of the RABBIT series, a poetry collection. Near Fine/Near Fine. A couple of the signatures are loosely bound and a small Comstock bookplate is hiding beaneath the front dust jacket panel. Inscribed by Updike on the front free end paper, as follows: "for Roland Comstock/Best wishes/John Updike." Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Knopf, 1978. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The eighth novel by the author of THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, the story of an African dictatorship inspired by a visit Updike made to Africa. Fine/Fine but for very light toning to the top of the dust jacket flaps and a short closed tear to the front panel. Signed and dated 10/30/03 by Updike on the title page. Fine / Fine.
Knopf, 1960. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of THE CENTAUR and THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, the first novel in the RABBIT series -- the story of Harry Angstrom, a one-time high school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife. The RABBIT books taken together chronicle the major events occurring during the second half of the twentieth century -- the last two novels in the series (RABBIT IS RICH and RABBIT AT REST) each separately won the Pulitzer Prize. Near Fine/Very Good +. Light fading to the colored bars on the dust jacket spine -- but less than is usually encountered. Light edge wear and soiling with some crimping at the head of the dust jacket spine -- still, overall an above average copy. Signed by Updike on a "Signed By the Author" book plate laid in (not attached) to the book. Near Fine / Very Good.