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Player Piano by  Kurt Vonnegut - First Edition - 1952 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942170)

Player Piano

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Player Piano

by Vonnegut, Kurt

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. First edition. (First printing with publisher's colophon and "A" on copyright page.) [viii], 295 pp. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Tiny stain on front board, else Fine in Very Good dust jacket, toned along edges, worn at tips, tiny chip along top of back panel, price intact ($3.00). The author's first novel.

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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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140942170
Title
Player Piano
Author
Vonnegut, Kurt
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1952
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
jacket
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spine
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Copyright page
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Cloth
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colophon
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First Edition
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