Confessions of a Wild Bore

By: John Hoyer Updike (1932-2009)

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Miniature Book. 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. (38) pp. Half-title; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark brown leather, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, stress marks at the hinges. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title. CE420-003. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is copy number 134, printed with Trinite type by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, the Netherlands, bound by Reliure d'Art du Centre, S.A., Limoges France with Cockerell end-papers. John Updike's humorous sociological study of the bore first appeared in the New Yorker and was anthologized in the book Assorted Prose in 1965. The New York Times headline for Updike's obituary reads "John Updike, a Lyrical Writer of the Middle-Class Man, Dies at 76." Charlotte Smith of Newton, Iowa began publishing miniature books in order to correct her perceived deficiency of current authors represented in the miniature format. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2989.

Title: Confessions of a Wild Bore

Author Name: John Hoyer Updike (1932-2009)

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Newton, IA, Tamazunchale Press: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: CE420-003

Keywords: John Hoyer Updike, Confessions of a Wild Bore, Tamazunchale Press, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Charlotte Smith, Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Reliure d'Art du Centre