"In war, as in love, he was a fearless, happy-go-lucky adventurer": First Edition of Galapagos; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Galapagos.


Item Number: 74091

New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1985.

First edition of Vonnegut’s eleventh novel, which questions the merit of the human brain from an evolutionary perspective. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Jeffrey Adams.

Galapagos takes the reader back one million years, to A.D. 1986. A simple vacation cruise suddenly becomes an evolutionary journey. John Irving praised it as [t]he best Vonnegut novel yet!" "A madcap genealogical adventure . . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain" (New York Times Book Review).