"Hands up," said Lasher almost gaily. "Forward March": First Edition of Player Piano; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt.$2,000.00
Item Number: 91431
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a self-caricature on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Jacket design by George W. Thompson.
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).