Player Piano - Signed - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition A signed first edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s first novel. A dark view of “America in the Coming Age of Electronics”, ‘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. Paul’s rebellion is vintage Vonnegut—wildly funny, deadly serious, and terrifyingly close to reality’ [Random House]

With bookplate signed by Vonnegut, but kindly not affixed by man or machine.

“A funny, savage appraisal of a totally automated American society of the future. It is loosely related to George Orwell’s ‘
Animal Farm’ and just as loosely to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ “ – Wiliam Hogan, San Francisco Chronicle.
  ‘An exuberant, crackling style . . . Vonnegut is a black humorist, fantasist and satirist, a man disposed to deep and comic reflection on the human dilemma.’ – Life.

‘His black logic . . . gives us something to laugh about and much to fear.’ –
The New York Times Book Review.


First edition, with Scribner’s seal and letter ‘A’ to copyright page.

Octavo (book size 21.6x14.7cm), pp. [8] 295 [1]. In publisher’s light green cloth, spine lettered in silver, all edges trimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘$3.00’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, gentle sunning to spine, in near find dust jacket, with some light toning to panels, a little heavier to spine.   Ref: 110356   Price: HK$ 15,000