First Edition of John Updike's First Novel The Poorhouse Fair; Signed by Him

  • The Poorhouse Fair.

The Poorhouse Fair.


Item Number: 3493

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958.

First edition of Updike’s first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Updike on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the spine and some chips to the rear panel. Jacket design by Harry Ford.

"Brilliant . . . Here is the conflict of real ideas; of real personalities; here is a work of intellectual imagination and great charity. The Poorhouse Fair is a work of art" (The New York Times Book Review).

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