Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; , x, 282,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
A handsome first edition/first printing in about Fine condition with small water stain at head in alike dust-jacket with a crease to front flap. De Bellis/Broomfield A44a.
Early and comprehensive collection of short stories, essays, and vignettes. Updike tries on ten surreal modes and ornaments his texts with an array of stolen illustrations. Lastly, five stories portray the evolving, everlasting marriage of the Maples, an imaginary couple first appearing in the 1956 New Yorker. (from the dust-jacket).