Collection of pieces published for the first time in book form. Limited Edition of 350 numbered and signed copies. The first appearance of these works in book form. Precedes all other editions. A handsome production: Stiff blue integral wrappers with black titles on cover and spine. Number 26 in the now-legendary Eurographica Series, "Contemporary Authors In Signed Limited Editions". Printed by Tipografia Nobili, which was established in Pesaro, Italy in 1823 on special Michelangelo paper made at the Magnani Paper Mills in Pescia. Without DJ, as issued. Contains two stories, "The Afterlife" and "Bech in Czech" and three sonnets, "Oxford, Thirty Years After"; "Somewhere Else" and "Sonnet to Man-Made Grandeur". The fruit, according to the author's brief Foreword, of a trip to Europe in 1986. A motley and special collection. A writer all his adult life, John Updike is probably the most prolific and most-honored living American writer: Winner of numerous awards, among them the Guggenheim Fellowship (1959), Rosenthal Award, National Institute of Arts and Letters (1959), National Book Award for Fiction (1964), O. Henry Prize (1967-68), American Book Award (1982), National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (1982, 1990), Union League Club Abraham Lincoln Award (1982), National Arts Club Medal of Honor (1984) and the National Medal of the Arts (1989), the highest award the U. S. Government bestows on its artists and writers. In 1976, he became a member of American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2003, Updike received the National Medal for Humanites, joining a very small group of great living Americans who have been honored with both the National Medal of the Arts and the National Medal for the Humanites. Updike's greatest novels, "Rabbit is Rich" and "Rabbit at Rest" won Pulitzer Prizes. One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
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Book Description Eurographica, 1988. Softcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Limited to 350 copies, this is # 165. SIGNED and dated by John Updike on the title page. Stiff wraps protected with a deckled top edge dust jacket. The jacket is lightly worn on the top edge. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 15062920
Book Description Helsinki, Eurographica, 1988. signed limited edition.. 77 Seiten (1) Blatt "This Book edited by Rolando Pieraccini, has been printed in 350 copies by Tipografia Nobili, established in Pesaro in 1823, on special Michelangelo paper made at the Magnani Paper Mills in Pescia , Italy. All the copies are numbered and signed by the author. Printing completed in March 1986", Copy n. 006, - eines von 350 numerierten und vom Autor auf dem Titel signierten Exemplaren,.datiert Dec. 1988, Buchblock zweiseitig unbeschnitten. John Hoyer Updike (* 18. März 1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania - + 27. Januar 2009 in Beverly, Massachusetts) war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller. Er hat zahlreiche amerikanische Literaturpreise und -auszeichnungen erhalten und zählte viele Jahre lang zu den Anwärtern auf den Literatur-Nobelpreis. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 322 8°, Broschur mit blaugrauem Büttenpapier-Umschlag, Bookseller Inventory # 16151
Book Description Eurographica, Helsinki, 1988. Cardboard Wrappers. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Limited Numbered First Edition. A handsome Limited Numbered First Edition signed by author on the title page, "John Updike, Dec., 1988." Numbered 156 of 350 Limited Numbered Signed copies. In fine unread condition, the book contains three sonnets and two stories in 77 in stiff cream white pages. The charcoal blue dustjacket is in fine condition and is protected by a fine acetate dustjacket. A lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1155
Book Description Eurographica, Helsinki, 1988. Softcover. First edition. Fine in wrappers and fine dustwrapper. One of 30 unnumbered copies "printed for the personal use of the author." Inscribed by Updike to Herb Yellin: "for Herb Yellin, with warm regards, John Updike 1/19/89". 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 attractively printed volume and uncommon in the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 401478