Binding: 1/4 Leather
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
A wonderful special first edition/first printing, limited to 450 copies, this being out of series. Unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with fading to spine, encased in Near Fine, slightly sunned publisher's slip case. SIGNED by the author John Updike directly on the limitation page. 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 on front paste down.
John Updike's account of Reverend Tom Marshfield, literate, charming, sexual, whose outrageous behavior with the ladies of his flock scandalizes his parish. An exerpt from this book originally appeared in Playboy magazine.