New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. First edition. Octavo. Signed by the author. Light sunning to the cloth, a near fine copy with the topstain bright in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light wear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.
Cat's Cradle is an apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist; a complete, original theology created by a calypse singer; and a cision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. Cat's Cradle is one of the century's most important works. Chosen by the Modern Library as one of the best 100 novels of the 20th century.