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    Vonnegut's First Book

    Kurt Vonnegut. Player Piano. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition, first printing with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. Octavo. [viii], 295, [296: blank] pages. Publisher's green paper-covered boards, spine lettered in silver, in original dust jacket. Very tiny book label of collector John Ruyle affixed at upper left corner of front free endpaper. A few tiny fox marks to top edge of text block, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with some tanning to spine panel and along flap folds, several tiny spots to the lower portion of rear panel, and a faint water stain to the lower eighth of the spine panel and much smaller water spot in the center of the spine panel. Overall, the jacket presents fairly well.

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    One of 7600 copies printed. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "The United States has won the third world war. Production being totally automatic, almost the whole population is on a generous dole. Only the intelligent minority works." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1202. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 17-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 244. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz, and Klinkowitz AA1.



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