"With Many Thanks For Sharing His Witchlore" First Edition of John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick; Inscribed by Him and Signed by Jack Nicholson

  • The Witches of Eastwick.
  • The Witches of Eastwick.
  • The Witches of Eastwick.
  • The Witches of Eastwick.
  • The Witches of Eastwick.

The Witches of Eastwick.

$1,250.00

Item Number: 98433

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

First edition of this novel, basis for the classic film starring Jack Nicholson as Daryl Van Horne. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Al Divver with many thanks for sharing his witchlore [witchlore printed out in Updike’s hand] with me all best, John Updike.” The recipient aided Updike in researching witch publications.  Additionally signed by actor Jack Nicholson opposite Updike’s inscription. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Updike. A unique example.

"John Updike is the great genial sorcerer of American letters [and] The Witches of Eastwick [one of his] most ambitious works. . . . [A] comedy of the blackest sort" (The New York Times Book Review). Basis for the 1987 film directed by George Miller, starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon.

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