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    A Large Collection of Correspondence and Typescript Drafts by John Updike - Along with an Original Drawing of Santa Claus!

    John Updike. A Large Collection of Correspondence and Typescript Drafts. [Various places: various dates. A large and varied collection of correspondence, consisting of: eleven typed letters (or notes) signed (large quarto and octavo leaves), three typed postcards signed, a signed contract (for an appearance of his short story, The Doctor's Wife, in Prize Stories 1962: The O. Henry Awards, published by Doubleday & Company), five drafts of typescript (carbon copy?) or photocopy drafts of articles, three of which have manuscript notes or comments by Updike, and a signed black and white photograph of Updike at a signing at Gotham Book Mart in 2004 (from pencil text on verso). The subjects range from letters to editors or publishers about the publication of his works (making corrections and additions), questions about payments, or letters to book collectors. Along with this impressive collection is an unusual item: an original ink drawing of Santa Claus by Updike (signed "John & Mary Updike") on a sleeve apparently used to house a Christmas keepsake of some kind (the sleeve has "season's greetings from" printed on one side). There is some toning and minor edgewear to letters or drafts, a few have minor creases, the drawing of Santa Claus and the signature on the sleeve is blurry. Still, an excellent collection. From the collection of I.D. "Nash" Flores III.


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    April, 2015
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