John Updike. The Poorhouse Fair. Two Signed or Inscribed Copies, Including the American and British First Editions. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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    John Updike. The Poorhouse Fair. A Group of Two Signed or Inscribed First Edition Copies, including: New York: Knopf, 1959. First American edition, first printing. Review copy with slip and author photo laid in. Signed and inscribed by Updike on the title page, "for Alex Jemal / cheers, / John Updike". Octavo. 185 pages. Publisher's quarter cloth over paper boards. Light toning to board edges. Thumb-nail scratch along fore-edge of pages. Mild rubbing to dust jacket with a one-half-inch closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Near fine. [and:] London: Gollancz, 1959. First British edition, first printing. Signed by Updike on title page. Octavo. 185 pages. Publisher's cloth with light shelfwear and a slightly leaning spine. Moderate foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket with minor rubbing. Overall near fine.

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