Item #KV051 Player Piano. Kurt Vonnegut.
Player Piano
Player Piano

Player Piano

Price: $2,500.00

Hard Cover. London: The Science Fiction Book Club by arrangement with Macmillan & Co., 1954 [originally published in 1952]. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition thus. Signed by Vonnegut with self-caricature on half-title page. Publisher's burgundy cloth, with gilt titles label to spine; in its original dust jacket, designed and lettered in blue and white. Near fine book, with some dimming to spine label, and some toning to page edges; very good or better unclipped dust jacket, with light toning to spine, and some tiny nicks to spine ends and panel edges. Overall, a lovely copy. Housed in a black custom clamshell box, with morocco label to spine. Player Piano is a novel about a dystopian future in the United States, where, much like a player piano that plays itself, society is largely run by self-automating machines. In this early work, Vonnegut explores themes that continue in his later novels: class struggle, dystopia, and science-fiction. Item #KV051