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    Four Association Copies, Inscribed by
    John Updike

    John Updike. Collection of Four Titles. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969-1994. First trade editions. Titles include: Midpoint and other Poems, Hugging the Shore, Brazil and The Afterlife. Midpoint is warmly inscribed by Updike to Pulitzer-Prize winning poet William Meredith ("a real poet from a pretend poet"), Hugging the Shore and The Afterlife are warmly inscribed by Pulitzer-prize winning poet Karl Shapiro ("Grow old with me; the best is yet to come"), and Brazil is warmly inscribed to the widow of his publisher, Helen Knopf ("I believe you were married in Brazil, so don't mind the factual details"). Four octavo volumes. Publisher's bindings, dust jackets. Generally near fine. From the collection of I.D. "Nash" Flores III.


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