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    John Updike. The Poorhouse Fair. New York: 1959. First edition. Inscribed by Updike.

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    John Updike. The Poorhouse Fair. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First edition. Inscribed by Updike, "'If they do this when / the wood is green, what / will happen when the / wood is dry?' - Luke 23:31 / John Updike" on the title-page. This quote appears two pages later in the book.

    Octavo. [vi], [186] pages. Publisher's orange cloth backstrip over blue paper boards, front board stamped in silver, spine lettered in silver and gilt, dust jacket. Jacket spine very slightly sunned, some rubbing and a few short tears to jacket, two longer tears to rear of jacket, mild rubbing and sunning to binding. Still, a very good copy. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.



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