First Edition of Player Piano; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
Vonnegut Jr., Kurt.$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).
Other Books by this Author
"I couldn't help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for--to find out how much a man could take without breaking": First Edition of Breakfast of Champions; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut With a Self-Caricature
New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
First edition of Vonnegut’s classic work. Octavo, original orange cloth. Boldly signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a drawing of a self-caricature on the half-title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Bob Giusti. A very nice example.
"Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled": First Edition of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Signed by Kurt Vonnegut with a Self-Caricature
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1965.
First edition of the author’s fifth novel, a classic satire, which introduces the reader to Kilgore Trout. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page with a self-caricature. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. A very sharp example.
"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
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.
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved": First Edition of The Sirens of Titan; Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961.
First hardcover edition of the author’s second novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Kurt Vonnegut on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice 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.
"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”.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.