Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [xii], 303,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.
First Trade edition/first printing, a limited edition was privately printed before this trade edition, in Near Fine, seemingly unread condition, sunning at spine cap, in alike dust-jacket, light scuff marks to back panel. De Bellis/Broomfield A59b. 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.
Updike's eighth novel is subtitled "A Romance" because, in his words, "People don't act like that any more." Jerry Conant and Sally Mathias, in the Greenwood, CT of 1962 are in love and want to get married, though they are already married to others..... (from the dust-jacket).