John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket
John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket

John Updike "Of the Farm" First Edition [1965] vintage hardcover with jacket

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"Of the Farm" by John Updike, published in 1965 by Knopf.

First edition.

Octavo in green paper wrapped boards over green cloth wrapped spine, unadorned end papers, stained text block top edge, 174 pages.


This is a "very good plus" or better vintage hardcover with a tight spine and crisp hinges. There are no loose, torn or folded pages, no writing. The text block closes tightly and is uniform in color all around, not scuffed or sunned or rubbed. The board corners are all square and sharp, not bumped. Spine head and heel are crisp. There is a very light discolored spot on the back board at the outer edge, could be from handling, and a light, thin dent in the paper's surface corresponding to the tear in the jacket mentioned below.

The original matching dust jacket shows the original publisher's price of $3.95 inside the front flap. Wrap-around illustration is uniform in color, not tanned or faded. A small amount of edge wear in a few places. There is a thin 1.5" rip on the back by the flap fold where something was racked across the paper (see accompanying images). The jacket will arrive to you in a removable archival sleeve.

Overall, a very pleasant vintage little novel.

Will ship promptly, carefully packaged and fully insured.