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    A Collection of Four Signed or Inscribed Pamphlets by John Updike

    John Updike. Four Signed or Inscribed Pamphlets. Titles include: A Conversation with John Updike. Edited by Frank Gado. New York: The Idol, 1971. First edition. Inscribed by Updike to noted Updike collector Keith Baker; Couples: a Short Story. Cambridge: Halty Ferguson, 1976. First edition, one of 250 copies signed by Updike - this copy with an inscription to Keith Baker and a brief signed note to Baker; A Good Place. [N.p.]: Aloe Editions, 1973. First edition, one of twenty-six lettered copies ("W") signed by the author; Bath After Sailing. Stevenson, Pendulum Press, 1968. First edition, one of 125 copies signed by Updike. All titles are octavos in original wrappers. Minor rubbing, else generally fine. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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