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    John Updike. The Carpentered Hen. New York: [1958]. First edition, inscribed.

    More Information: John Updike. The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. New York: Harper and Brothers, [1958]. First edition. Inscribed by Updike, "to Mrs. Price/ with thanks for the/ hospitality in Liverpool/ and the championship/ of Henry Green/ from Mrs. Pennington's/ son-in-law John Updike". Octavo. [xii], 82, [2, blank]. Gray boards backed in black cloth with publisher logo stamped at front board and titles in gilt at spine. Touches of toning to boards. Front and rear hinge repaired with resulting adhesive residue. Mild toning to jacket with touches foxing at rear panel. Minor wear at edges and spine ends. Very good. From the private collection of Stephen Lyle Boyd.

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