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    A Collection of Four Signed or Inscribed Pamphlets by John Updike

    John Updike. Four Signed or Inscribed Pamphlets. Titles include: Thanatopses. Cleveland: Bits Press, [1991]. First edition. Inscribed by Updike to noted Updike collector Alexander J. Jemal; On Meeting Authors. Newburyport: Wickford Press, 1968. First edition, one of 250 copies signed by Updike; Six Poems. [N.p.]: Aloe Editions, 1973. First edition, one of twenty-six lettered copies ("E") signed by the author; The Twelve Terrors of Christmas. New York, Gotham Book Mart, [1994]. First edition, one of 12 proof copies signed by Updike and illustrator Edward Gorey. All titles are octavos in original wrappers (except for Twelve Terrors which is in uncut signatures as issued). Minor rubbing, else generally fine. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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