Couples

Updike, John

Published by Knopf, New York, 1968
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Title: Couples

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair to Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Poor to Fair

Edition: First Edition

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FIRST EDITION, so stated; unclipped ($6.95) dj front flap bears the date "4/68"; from the library of the linguist Glenn Gilbert with his bookplate, dated 3/6/1980, laid in; bookseller's pencilled price notation on ffep and pencilled notation on front pastedown, some foxing (or stains) on ffep, hard-cover edges show some sunfading, rear board somewhat splayed out; binding beginning to loosen -- when book is closed, sewn signatures at crown of spine show a gap from spine cover of ca 2 mm (bottom has no gap), hinges are tight, some book slant, heel of spine bumped, foxed paper edges, top edge colored blue, overall rating G to VG; dj is torn about 2/3 of the way through in the back, tears and chips at the crown and heal of spine, edges rubbed, no sunfading, rated Poor to Fair; the book is bound in blue cloth with the usual silver and gold lettering on the spine, the author's name in silver on the front, and the embossed publisher's logo on the back; 8vo -- 8 1/2 inches tall, 458 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 001376

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