The Music School

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.

Price: $1,500.00

First edition, second state with pages 45-46 as a cancel. Slight printer's paper flaw else fine in dustwrapper with offsetting on the front panel, but which would otherwise be fine. Inscribed by Updike to Susan and Neil Sheehan: "to the Sheehans with best wishes and thanks for your caring. John Updike." Updike and Susan Sheehan were colleagues at The New Yorker for nearly 50 years, both, among other things, contributing frequently to The Talk of the Town. Both won Pulitzer Prizes: Updike for Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest; Sheehan for General Non-Fiction for her 1983 book Is There No Place on Earth for Me? Her husband, Neil Sheehan won the Pulitzer and a National Book Award for his 1989 book A Bright Shining Lie, as well as obtaining and providing The Pentagon Papers to he New York Times.

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The Music School. John UPDIKE.