Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1959.
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).