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    Limited Edition of Hockney's Alphabet, Signed by Contributors

    [John Updike]. David Hockney. Hockney's Alphabet. [London]: Faber & Faber, [1991]. First edition, first printing. Folio. Unpaginated. Fine. Bound in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper sides, housed in matching box. No. 18 of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed and illustrated by David Hockney; signed and edited by Stephen Spender and signed by the following contributors: Douglas Adams, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Kazuo Ishiguro, Erica Jong, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Ian McEwan, Arthur Miller, Iris Murdoch, Nigel Nicolsen, John Julius Norwich, Joyce Carol Oates, V.S. Pritchett, Craig Raine, Susan Sontag, Stephen Spender and John Updike. Not signed by Anthony Burgess, Ted Hughes, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal and T.S. Eliot (who, for obvious reasons, could not sign). This book was published to raise money for people living with AIDS. The book contains the 26 letters of the alphabet each accompanied by a poem or short text with a full page illustration by Hockney. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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