"Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled": First Edition of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine.
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt.$3,000.00
Item Number: 3668
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1965.
First edition of the author’s fifth novel, a classic satire, which introduces the reader to Kilgore Trout. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page with a self-caricature. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. A very sharp example.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is author's fifth novel and comic masterpiece. "A brilliantly funny satire on almost everything" (Conrad Aiken). It was adapted as a musical in 1979, marking the first collaboration of composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman.
Other Books by this Author
"I couldn't help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for--to find out how much a man could take without breaking": First Edition of Breakfast of Champions; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature
New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
First edition of Vonnegut’s classic work. Octavo, original orange cloth. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a drawing of a self-caricature on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Giusti.
“LISTEN: BILLY PILGRIM HAS COME UNSTUCK IN TIME”: First Edition of the Authors Slaughterhouse Five; Boldly Signed by Kurt Vonnegut
New York: Delacorte Press, 1969.
First edition of Vonnegut’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half-title page. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved": First Edition of The Sirens of Titan; Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961.
First hardcover edition of the author’s second novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example.
First Edition of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; From the Library of Beat Novelist Jack Kerouac with his notes and Signed by Kurt Vonnegut
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1965.
First edition of Vonnegut’s fifth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. From the library of Jack Kerouac, with his notes in his hand on the front free endpaper. There are four lines of notes with page numbers corresponding with the text. Additionally this copy is signed by Kurt Vonnegut in a contemporary hand on the same page. An exceptional association copy, as there were probably no two authors of the 1960s whose work was more relevant, both reflecting and informing it, to the social ferment that was profoundly changing the United States than Kerouac and Vonnegut. Very good in a bright dust jacket with light wear. Rare and desirable. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center": First Edition of Player Piano; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
New York: Charles Scribner's, 1952.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by the author with a self-caricature on the half title page. A bright near fine copy in a excellent near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example of this title.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.