First Edition of Happy Birthday, Wanda June; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature

  • Happy Birthday, Wanda June.

Happy Birthday, Wanda June.

Item Number: 74062

New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1971.

First edition of this early Vonnegut play. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

For eight years, big game hunter and war hero Harold Ryan has been presumed dead, lost in the Amazon rainforest while hunting for diamonds. Now he’s back, only to find his wife engaged to a hippy doctor and his son transformed into a pampered sissy. Though his hunting trophies remain, an inexplicable birthday cake sits in the living room bearing a strange icing inscription: Happy Birthday Wanda June.