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Player Piano [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

Player Piano [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

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Player Piano [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

by VONNEGUT, JR. Kurt

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Book Club Edition. Octavo (20.75cm); teal cloth, with titles stamped in dark purple on spine; dark yellow topstain; dustjacket; [8], 295, [1]pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Pinpoint wear to spine ends and corner tips, lower corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with contemporary date (6/6/53) in ink to upper front pastedown and previous owners name roughly erased from front endpaper; Very Good+. Dustjacket is clipped at all four corners, sunned at spine and extremities, with overall wear, a few nicks, short tears and attendant creases to edges; Very Good. Vonnegut's first book, a machine dystopia with a huge unemployed population where the engineers are in control. SARGENT p.121, NEGLEY 1150.

Synopsis

Player Piano, author Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, was published in 1952. It is a dystopia of automation and capitalism, describing the dereliction they cause in the quality of life. The story takes place in a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers.

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Seller
Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
24026
Title
Player Piano [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]
Author
VONNEGUT, JR. Kurt
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Book Club Edition
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952
Bookseller catalogs
Modern Fiction; Fantasy - Lost Race - Science Fiction; Dystopias;

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Book Club Edition
A generic term denoting a book which was produced or distributed by one of any number of book club organizations. Usually the...
Bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...
Good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
Octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
Sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight. Very strong fluorescent light can cause slight...

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