Couples, John Updike, 1968
Couples, by John Updike. With attractive William Blake image in cover design.
Published by The Book Society, London, 1968 - exclusive members edition. First edition thus, but published by arrangement with Andrew Deutsch Ltd.
Good overall - a black cloth hardback with gilt titles to spine. Spine with vertical crease. Dustjacket is also good - some wear to extremities and some scratches in the laminate, which can be caught in the light.
Text is bright and soundly bound, but with age spotting to top edge of text block. A few small marks to pastedowns.
Text in English.
Weight approximately 638g (unpacked).
Dimensions: approximately 222mm high x 149mm wide x 37mm deep.