“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance”: First Edition of Hocus Pocus; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut
Item Number: 1560
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990.
First edition of “Vonnegut’s best novel in years-funny and prophetic…something special” (The Nation). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
"It is all done with voice. Vonnegut is a master of the first-person, manic-depressive stand-up' Observer. 'Although it is set in the near future, Hocus Pocus is the most topical, realistic Vonnegut novel to date, and shows the struggle of an artist a little impatient with allegory and more than a little impatient with his own country" (New York Times Book Review).
Other Books by this Author
“Everything about life is a joke. Don't you know that?”: First Edition of Kurt Vonnegut's Bluebeard; Signed by Him With a Self-Caricature
New York: Delacorte Press, 1987.
First edition of Vonnegut’s best-seller, which describes the late years of fictional Abstract Expressionist painter Rabo Karabekian. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jeff Adams. A very nice example.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1965.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author.
"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved": First Edition of Sirens of Titan; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961.
First edition of Vonnegut’s second novel and his scarcest. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the crown and some soiling to the back panel. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"In war, as in love, he was a fearless, happy-go-lucky adventurer": First Edition of Galapagos; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
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. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Jacket illustration by Jeffrey Adams.
“How complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is": FIRST EDITION OF CAT’S CRADLE; SIGNED BY KURT VONNEGUT WITH A SELF-CARICATURE
New York: Holt, Rinehart Winston, 1963.
First edition of Vonnegut’s absurdist satire of the clash between science and religion in the nuclear age. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Ben Feder, Inc. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example.
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.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941.” Near fine in the rare dust jacket that has a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.