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