Hoping For A Hoopoe [The Carpentered Hen] - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing
A handsome First UK Edition/First Printing with little foxing at top of textblock, else Fine in alike dust-jacket with slight soiling and a small closed tear at top front. Signed and inscribed author John Updike directly on front free endpaper. First published in the US as The Carpentered Hen;
"This is one of the most sparking collections of light verse for many a long day, and it may well come to rank among the classics of the genre. John Updike is an original: his humor is fresh and sponaneous, and the most improbable subjects can tickle his fancy." (from the dust-jacket).