Book #20562

Bech is Back - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike
Bech is Back - 1st Edition/1st Printing. John Updike.
Bech is Back - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 195, [3] pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.
ISBN: 0394528492

A nice special first edition/first printing, limited to 500 copies, no number given. SIGNED by the author John Updike directly on the limitation page, unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Encased in Fine publisher's slip case with little browning. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century, as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature. De Bellis/Broomfield A96b.

Henry Bech, now fifty years old, reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and, as a suprise to all writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller.

Price: $159.00

Author Bio

John Updike

John Hoyer Updike (Mar. 18, 1932 - Jan. 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series with Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest receiving the Pulitzer Prize. Updike was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship and prolific output, having published more than 20 novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books.

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