“Be aware of this truth that the people on this earth could be joyous, if only they would live rationally and if they would contribute mutually to each others' welfare": First Edition of Palm Sunday; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature
Item Number: 46051
New York: Delacorte Press, 1981.
First edition of this collection of short stories, speeches, essays, letters. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half-title page. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
In Palm Sunday, Kurt Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant wisdom about his favorite comedians, country music, a dead friend, a dead marriage, and various cockamamie aspects of his all-too-human journey through life. This is a work that resonates with Vonneguts singular voice: the magic sound of a born storyteller mesmerizing us with truth.
Other Books by this 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.
“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
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.
"A sane person to an insane society must appear insane": First Edition of Welcome to the Monkey House; Inscribed by the author to book editor William Targ
New York: Delacorte Press, 1968.
First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to famed editor William Targ, “For Bill Targ- Have a Nice Life, Bill- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of shelfwear. Targ was a book editor and probably most well-known for publishing Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather while editor in chief of G. P. Putnam’s Sons. After retiring from Putnam in 1978, he founded Targ Editions. He sought to publish works by contemporary writers which included, John Updike, Saul Bellow, Tennessee Williams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Norman Mailer.
"Never have I risked my life, or even my comfort, in the service of mankind. Shame on me": First Edition of Jailbird; Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut to Novelist Wayne Warga
New York: Delacorte Press, 1979.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to fellow novelist Wayne Warga. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“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.
"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.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1965.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author.
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. 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.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007.” Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today’s most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the “foremost academic economist of the 20th century”.