Item #22041505 Player Piano. Kurt Vonnegut.
Player Piano
Player Piano
Player Piano

Player Piano

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, (2004). Leather bound. Large octavo size, 353 pp., signed by Vonnegut. Fine. Item #22041505

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007) wrote across a broad spectrum; from "widely satirical novels" to fantasy and science fiction, Vonnegut had a message to deliver: the "horrors and ironies of 20th-century civilization" (n.b., quotes from the online Encyclopedia Britannica). His career spanned more than five decades, during which he would write fourteen novels, three short-story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works.

This work, "Player Piano", was the first novel written by Vonnegut to be published (1952). It "depicts a dystopia of automation partly inspired by the author's time working at General Electric, describing the negative impact technology can have on quality of life" (n.b., quote from Wiki). Given the current debate raging in society regarding AI, this work seems more timely now than when penned over seventy years ago.

One of the Collector's Edition publications by The Easton Press, signed by Vonnegut on the page tipped onto the title page; loosely laid in is the Easton Press COA and the publisher's "Note".

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full black leather over boards, gilt decorations on both boards, gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, all edges gilt, tan silk moire endpapers, Vonnegut's signature in blue ink on the tipped-in page following the half-title page, title page in red and black, original silk ribbon marker; large octavo size (9 1/8" by 6 1/8"), pagination: [i-xii] 1-341.

___CONDITION: Fine; the leather binding smooth and supple, the gilt bright, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new.

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Price: $500.00

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