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RABBIT, RUN JOHN UPDIKE (1960) 3 1ST EDITION BINDINGS, 2 SIGNED, DJs - VERY RARE
3 books, condition varies, see below. Published by Alfred A. Knopf (New York 1960). First edition stated, first printing, Three copies, hardcover, each bound in gray-blue paper-covered sides with cloth backstrip, but (as shown in first scan) each backstrip a different shade of green, each in dust jacket and a protective Mylar wrapper. Copies ## 1 and 2 are Like New, copy #3 better than Very Good; each jacket is between Very Good and Like New. It is nearly always true that all copies of a given printing look pretty much identical, but not here. As the spines scan shows, copies of the first printing of Rabbit, Run were bound with three distinctly different shades of green cloth on the backstrip. Updike's bibliographers speculate that the binder, facing shortages of cloth and time, had to make do with what was on hand. It is commonly reported that there were 10,000 copies in the first printing, but the order in which the cloth supplies were used and the portion of the printing in each binding are unknown. The three issues may have been released without priority. All three copies offered here are in the first issue dust jacket with the 16-line front flap text written (without attribution) by Updike. De Bellis & Broomfield A4a. Copy #1: Signed by Updike on a label pasted on the half-title page. The backstrip is the darkest green. The book is bumped at the top and bottom of the spine and has been read, but it is clean, tight, and unmarked and the green topstain is dark and fresh. The jacket is not price-clipped and has the original $4.00 price. However, the stripes on the jacket … [Click Below for Full Description]
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