Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; 1 leaf, [x], 240,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
A most beautiful first Trade edition/first printing preceded only by an Easton Press private publication in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Signed by author John Updike directly on the title page. De Belllis/Broomfield A166b.
A continuation of the chronicles of the protagonist of two of Updike's popular previous works, the "moderately well known Jewish-American writer," Henry Bech. The five stories herein follow Bech through Prague, France, Sweden, California, and New York, as a fictional counterpart through which Updike comments on the foibles--literary, academic, and cultural--of his, and our, times.