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What’s the Value of a John Updike Signature, Autograph or Inscription?

We collected a sample of 106 auction results for books containing John Updike's signature from 1 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $36 and the highest overall price realized was $1680. The average price was $200 and the median price was $192. There were 65 auctions (61%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 10 auctions (9%) exceeding the high estimates, and 31 auctions (29%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auction results are highly dependent upon condition, rarity, edition, provenance, year of publication, publisher, and many other factors. Your book’s value will vary.

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PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnThe Poorhouse Fair - with signed bookplateNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...Edition. Decorative bookplate signed by John Updike laid in. Updike's second...1959$10-$100$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnRabbit, RunNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the title page. Laid...1960$600-$900$720 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnRabbit ReduxNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the title page....1971$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnTwo versions of The CoupNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...The Coup, both signed by John Updike. * Updike, John. The...1978$10-$100$48 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnThe CoupNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the title page....1978$10-$100$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnThe Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures - signedNew YorkHarper and Brothers...jacket. First Edition. Signed by John Updike on a pencil drawing...1958$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnThe Chaste PlanetWorcesterMetacom Press...300 numbered copies signed by John Updike from a total edition...1980$10-$100$36 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/18/2018Updike, JohnThree texts from Early IpswichIpswichSeventeenth-Centruy Day Committee... Signed by Updyke on Cover, first edition...1968$10-$100$37.5 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/06/2018Updike, JohnRabbit, Run. 2 vols.New York and LondonAlfred A. Knopf and Andre Deutsch...First American is signed by Updike on bookplate of Celia Simon,...1960 and 1961$200-$300$570 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/06/2018Updike, JohnGetting The Words OutNorthridge, CaliforniaLord John Press...15 copies, each signed and numbered...1988$200-$300$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/06/2018Updike, JohnHumor in FictionNorthridge, CaliforniaLord John Press...20 copies, all signed and numbered. Limited Edition...2000$200-$300$1140 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Updike, JohnTrust MeNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the limitation, as issued....1987$10-$100$48 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/26/2018Updike, JohnPeople One Knows: Interviews with Insufficiently Famous AmericansNorthridge, CALord John Press...edition of 300 signed and numbered copies designed by Grant Dahlstrom...1980$10-$100$48 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/03/2018Updike, JohnThe Chaste Planet - Two copiesWorcester, MAMetacom Press...of 326 copies. Signed by John Updike on the colophon. Note...1981$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/08/2018Updike, JohnThe Witches of EastwickNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...74 of 350 signed and numbered copies. First Edition. Signed by...1984$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/08/2018Updike, JohnHub Fans Bid Kid AdieuNorthridge, CALord John Press...326. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the colophon. A fine...1977$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/08/2018Updike, JohnPeople One KnowsNorthridge, CALord John Press...Editions. Both copies signed by author at colophon, as issued....1980$10-$100$48 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA02/11/2018Updike, JohnJulyNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...x 10 inches. Signed in black ink, by the author, in...1993$10-$100$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnSmall City PeopleNorthridge, CALord John Press...Each copy is signed by John Updike in green ink and...1982$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnA Soft Spring Night in ShillingtonNorthridge, CALord John Press...Editions. Each copy signed by Updike, as issued....1986$200-$300$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnGetting the Words OutNorthridge, CALord John Press...First Editions. Each signed by Updike, as issued....1988$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnConcerts at Castle HillNorthridge, CALord John Press...numbered copies. Each signed by Updike, as issued....1993$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnHumor in FictionNorthridge, CALord John Press...First Editions. Each signed by Updike, as issued....2000$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnFlying to Florida - Greeting card issueNorthridge, CALord John Press...21.5x28.5 cm (8?x11?"). Signed by both the author and illustrator. Also...2003$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/11/2018Updike, JohnFlying to Florida - Broadside issueNorthridge, CALord John Press...30.5x30.5 cm (12x12"). Signed by both the author and illustrator. Also...2003$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/18/2017Updike, JohnPeople One Knows - three limited editionsNorthridge, CALord John Press...slipcase. All copies signed by Updike at colophon....1980$10-$100$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/23/2017Updike, JohnThe Beloved - two limited copiesNorthridge, CALord John Press...copies. Both copies signed by Updike at the colophon....1982$10-$100$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA02/12/2017Updike, JohnSLondonAndre Deutsch...75 numbered copies Signed by the author, of a total edition...1988$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Updike, JohnTwo signed limited editions by John UpdikeNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...First Editions. Each signed by John Updike on the limitation page....1975 and 1981$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Updike, JohnEmersonianismClevelandBits Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at colophon. A talk given...1984)$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Updike, JohnConcerts at Castle Hill- two limited editionsNorthridge, CALord John Press...copies. Both copies signed by Updike at colophon....1993$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2017Updike, JohnHumor in Fiction - two limited editionsNorthridge, CaliforniaLord John Press...copies. Both copies signed on a preliminary page by Updike....2000$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/06/2016Updike, JohnHumor in Fiction - two editionsNorthridge, CaliforniaLord John Press...copies. Both copies signed on the half-title by Updike....2000$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/06/2016Updike, JohnThree Texts From Early Ipswich. A PageantIpswich, MAThe 17th Century Day Committee...issues. First Edition. Signed by Updike, as issued. Scarce....1968$250-$350$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnBech and Bech is Back - signed/limited editionsNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...First Editions. Each signed by John Updike on the limitation-page....1970 and 1982$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnThe Twelve Terrors of ChristmasNew YorkGotham Book Mart...First Trade Edition. Signed by both John Updike and Edward Gorey...1994$200-$300$240 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnBaby's First StepHuntington Beach, CAJames Cahill Publishing...Cahill. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the colophon, as issued....1993$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnGetting the Words Out - Two Limited EditionsNorthridge, CALord John Press...Editions. Both copies signed by Updike at half title page....1988$10-$100$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnMites and Other Poems in MiniatureNorthridge, CALord John Press...26 lettered copies. Signed by Updike at the front, as issued....1990$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnHumor in FictionNorthridge, CALord John Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike, as issued....2000$100-$150$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/14/2016Updike, JohnOn Literary BiographyColumbia, SCUniversity of South Carolina Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the front....1999$150-$250$168 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/30/2016Updike, JohnCunts: Upon Receiving the Swingers Life Club Membership Solicitation)New YorkFrank Hallman...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the limitation, as issued....1974$100-$150$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Updike, JohnEmersonianismClevelandBits Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at colophon. A talk given...1984)$100-$150$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Updike, JohnPeople One Knows - Two Limited EditionsNorthridge, CALord John Press...Editions. Both copies signed by author at colophon....1980$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Updike, JohnJester's DozenNorthridge, CALord John Press...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at colophon....1984$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Updike, JohnA Soft Spring Night in Shillington - Two Limited EditionsNorthridge, CALord John Press...Editions. Both copies signed by Updike on half-title page....1986$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/21/2016Updike, JohnConcerts at Castle Hill- Two Limited EditionsNorthridge, CALord John Press...Editions. Both copies signed by Updike at colophon....1993$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/14/2016Updike, JohnJester's DozenNorthridge, CALord John Press...150 numbered copies. Signed by Updike on colophon page....1984$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/15/2015Updike, JohnSigned sheets for "From the Journal of a Leper"Northridge, CALord John Press...326 copies, each signed at the colophon by Updike. Includes sheets...1978$10-$100$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnBech and Bech is Back - signed/limited editionsNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...First Editions. Each signed by John Updike on the limitation-page....1970 and 1982$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnA Month of SundaysNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...bound. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the limitation-page, as issued....1975$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnTalk From The Fifties - Two Publisher's CopiesNorthridge, CALord John Press...first editions. Both signed....1979$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnSmall City People - Six copiesNorthridge, CALord John Press...un-numbered copies, each signed by John Updike in green ink and...1982$400-$600$390 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnSigned sheets for "A Soft Spring Night in Shillington"Northridge, CALord John Press...300 copies, each signed on the half title by Updike....1986$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnSigned sheets for "Mites and Other Poems in Miniature"Northridge, CALord John Press...the colophon. Each signed by Updike. 15.5x18 cm (6x7"). Unused sheets,...1990$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnHumor In Fiction - Publisher's CopyNorthridge, CALord John Press...of 26 copies. Signed by the author at the colophon and...2000$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnA Sound Heard Early on the Morning of Christ's NativityNorthridge, CALord John Press...Includes 15 copies signed by Updike on the front; 37 copies,...2002$300-$500$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnFlying to Florida - Greeting card issueNorthridge, CALord John Press...Includes 18 copies signed by Roth on the front and by...2003$300-$500$420 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnFlying to Florida - Broadside issueNorthridge, CALord John Press...2/3 & 3/3), signed by both Roth and Updike; eight copies...2003$300-$500$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnDecember, OutdoorsNorthridge, CALord John Press...cm (8?x11?"). Each signed on the front by Updike. Prepared for...2004$300-$500$330 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnDream and Reality - Inscribed to Herb YellinParadise Valley, AZMummy Mountain Press...only 27 copies. Signed by Updike and Elling, as issued. Additionally...198-$300-$500$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2015Updike, JohnFrom The Journal Of A Leper - Two Publisher's CopiesNorthridge, CAThe Lord John Press...to 300 copies. Inscribed at colophon: "John Updike/Great job, Herb!" Both...1978$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/15/2015Updike, JohnGetting the Words OutNorthridge, CALord John Press...three volumes. All signed by John Updike....1988$200-$300$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/15/2015Updike, JohnConcerts at Castle HillNorthridge, CALord John Press...three copies. All signed by the author at half title....1993$100-$200$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/31/2014Updike, JohnRabbit, RunNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...Edition. Index card signed by the author laid in. The first...1960$500-$800$300 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/31/2014Updike, JohnBath After SailingStevenson, CTCountry Squires Books...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the title page....1968$300-$500$180 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA07/31/2014Updike, JohnThe Carpentered Hen and Other Tame CreaturesNew YorkHarper and Brothers...jacket. First Edition. Signed by John Updike on the front free...1958$700-$1000$420 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/10/2014Updike, JohnImpressionsLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...of 330 copies. Signed by John Updike at colophon....1985$100-$150$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/14/2013Updike, JohnThe complete Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom seriesNew YorkKnopf...4 volumes. Each signed by Updike on the front free endpaper....1960-90$400-$700$510 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/14/2013Updike, JohnPeople One Knows: Interviews with Insufficiently Famous AmericansNorthridge, CaliforniaLord John Press...46 of 100 signed copies from a total edition of 300...1980$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2012Updike, JohnA Month of SundaysNew YorkAlfred A. Knopf...bound. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the limitation-page....1975$100-$150$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2012Updike, JohnPicked-Up PiecesNew YorkKnopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the limitation page....1975$150-$250$108 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2012Updike, JohnHoping for a HoopoeLondonVictor Gollancz..."The Carpentered Hen." Signed by Updike on the title page. Author's...1959$200-$300$132 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2011Updike, JohnThe Carpentered Hen and Other Tame CreaturesNew YorkHarper and Brothers...jacket. First Edition. Signed by John Updike on the title page....1958$300-$500$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2011Updike, JohnThe Same DoorNew YorkKnopf...jacket. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page....1959$300-$500$216 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/24/2011Updike, JohnRabbit ReduxNew YorkKnopf...jacket. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the title page....1971$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/07/2010Updike, JohnThe Twelve Terrors of ChristmasNew YorkGotham Book Mart...boards. First Edition. Signed by both John Updike and Edward Gorey...1993$400-$600$480 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA03/04/2010Updike, JohnTwo published by Lord John Press - one signed by UpdikeNorthridge, CALord John Press...of 400 copies). Signed by the author at the colophon. 1982....1982-1988$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/22/2009Updike, JohnFour signed volumes by John UpdikeNorwalk, CTEaston Press...Each volume is signed by John Updike and includes a certificate...1989-2000$200-$300$192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2009Updike, JohnBaby's First StepHuntington Beach, CAJames Cahill Publishing...Cahill. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the colophon....1993$200-$300$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/16/2009Updike, JohnRabbit Redux and Rabbit at Rest, signedNew YorkKnopf...jackets, and each signed by the author on the front free...1971; 1990$200-$300$120 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/13/2007Updike, JohnRabbit ReduxNew YorkKnopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the limitation statement. Second...1971$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA12/13/2007Updike, JohnRabbit is RichNew YorkKnopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike at the limitation statement. Third...1981$300-$500$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/27/2007Updike, JohnThe Poorhouse FairNew YorkKnopf...1 of 350, signed by Updike. Targ Editions, 1980. Together, 2...1959$200-$300$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA05/24/2007Updike, JohnLot of 19 volumes – most are signedNew YorkKnopf... Comprises: 15 signed books: Rabbit Redux, 1971; Marry Me (dampstains),...1971-2000$200-$300$420 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/28/2006Updike, JohnThe Poorhouse FairNew YorkKnopf...scarce first novel, inscribed and signed by Updike on the front...1959$250-$350$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/28/2006Updike, JohnRabbit, RunNew YorkKnopf...gilt. First Edition. Signed by the author on the title page....1960$600-$900$360 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/28/2006Updike, JohnThe complete Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom seriesNew YorkKnopf...First Editions. Each signed by Updike in blue ink. With: Rabbit,...1960-90$1000-$1500$1680 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/28/2006Updike, JohnOf the FarmNew YorkKnopf...jacket. First Edition. Inscribed and signed by Updike in blue ink...1965$200-$300$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/28/2006Updike, JohnBechNew YorkKnopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by the author on the limitation page....1970$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/26/2006Updike, JohnRabbit, RunLondonAndre Deutsch...First British Edition. Signed by the author on the front free...1961$150-$250$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Updike, JohnWarm Wine: An IdyllNew YorkAlbondocani Press...Ferguson. First Edition. Signed by Updike in the colophon....1973$100-$150$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Updike, JohnPicked-Up PiecesNew YorkKnopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the limitation page....1975$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Updike, JohnMarry MeNew YorkKnopf...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike on the special blank leaf...1976$150-$250$96 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Updike, JohnCunts'' in the New York Quarterly, No. 15New YorkThe New York Quarterly...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike above the limitation statement on...1973$100-$150$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Updike, JohnHoping for a HoopoeLondonVictor Gollancz..."The Carpentered Hen." Signed by Updike with an inscribed note on...1959$250-$350$156 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Updike, JohnRabbit is RichNew YorkKnopf...jacket. First Edition. Signed by the Updike on the front preliminary...1981$100-$150$72 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Updike, JohnRabbit is RichNew YorkKnopf...Limited first edition signed by Updike on the limitation page. The...1981$200-$300$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/30/2004Updike, JohnTalk from the FiftiesNorthridge, CALord John Press...Dahlstrom. First Edition. Signed by Updike in the colophon....1979$100-$150$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2003Updike, JohnA Soft Spring Night in ShillingtonNorthridge, CALord John Press...Copy." First Edition. Signed by John Updike on special printed author's...1986$100-$150$144 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2003Updike, JohnHumor in FictionNorthridge, CALord John Press...Smith. First Edition. Signed by Updike on signature leaf at front....2000$200-$300$270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA01/30/2003Updike, JohnImpressionsLos AngelesSylvester and Orphanos...on Arches paper. Signed by John Updike in the colophon. This...1985$200-$300$204 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA10/03/2002Updike, JohnBaby's First StepHuntington Beach, CAJames Cahill Publishing...Cahill. First Edition. Signed by Updike in the colophon....1993$100-$150$60 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA06/13/2002Updike, JohnRabbit, RunFranklin Center, PAThe Franklin Library...a.e.g. Limited Edition. Signed by John Updike on front prelim. with...1977$100-$150$84 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA04/25/2002Updike, JohnSixteen SonnetsCambridgeHalty Ferguson...Ferguson. First Edition. Signed by John Updike in colophon. Includes publisher's...1979$100-$150$66 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA09/29/2005Updike, John and David LevinePens and Needles: Literary CaricaturesBostonGambit...copies. First Edition. Signed by Updike and Levine on the limitation...1969$150-$250$120 PBA Copies for Sale