"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

  • Player Piano.

Player Piano.


Item Number: 3324

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952.

First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original green cloth. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Near fine in a excellent near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the spine. Jacket design by George W. Thompson. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example of this title.

Originally published on August 31, 1952, Player Piano tells the chilling tale of engineer Paul Proteus, who must find a way to live in a world dominated by a supercomputer and run completely by machines. "Vonnegut's black logic . . . gives us something to laugh about and much to fear" (The New York Times Book Review).

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