First Edition of Player Piano; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature

  • Player Piano.

Player Piano.

$2,750.00

Item Number: 75684

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 dust jacket with some of the usual toning to the spine and some wear. 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).

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