Mites & Other Poems in Miniature

By: John Hoyer Updike (1932-2009)

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Oblong Miniature Book. 2 1/4 x 2 15/16 inches. [vi], (26) pp. Half-title, list of poems, typographic ornaments repeat throughout, pages numbered in red; text clean, unmarked. Parchment spine, plain paper over boards, spine titled in red with dot patterns on front, rear and spine that mimics the ornaments in the text, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED by John Updike on the half-title. CE420-001. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 226 total copies, this is copy number 51 of 200 numbered copies, designed by Susanne Watson and printed by Patrick Reagh Printers, Inc., using Monotype Inland Caslon, on Frankfort cream paper, binding by Marianna Blau. The text consists of 8 short poems by John Updike, "the kaleidoscopically gifted writer whose ? body of fiction, verse, essays and criticism [was] so vast, protean and lyrical as to place him in the first rank of American authors." New York Times obituary, January 28, 2009. "Herb Yelin, under the imprint of Lord John Press of Northridge, California, is a publisher of fine, limited edition books of all sizes. The five miniature books published by this press represent only a small fraction of the books published by Yelin." Bradbury, p. 141. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 2990.

Title: Mites & Other Poems in Miniature

Author Name: John Hoyer Updike (1932-2009)

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Northridge, CA, Lord John Press: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: CE420-001

Keywords: John Hoyer Updike, Mites & Other Poems in Miniature, Lord John Press, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Poetry, Herb Yelin, Susanne Watson, Patrick Reagh Printers, Marianna Blau