Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xii], 316,  pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally Fine dust-jacket, signed and inscribed (to a Virginia collector) by author John Updike on the front fly-leaf.
John Updike's account of Carter Billings for whom all of England has the glow of an afterlife: "A miraculous lacquer lay upon everything, beading each roadside twig, each reed of thatch in the cottage roofs, each tiny daisy trembling in the grass." Updike's collection of twenty-two stories.