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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

NY, Holt Rinehart Winston, (1965). A review copy of Vonnegut's sixth book, one of the novels that began earning him a small but passionate following in the mid-1960s, before his breakthrough to the status of "major author," which came when Slaughterhouse-Five was published. Signed by the author with a self-caricature. Owner signature of cartoonist Claude Smith under front flap; very slight loss to spine lettering; otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some unnecessary tape strengthening on verso and slight dampstaining, also on verso. With press release laid in. In a custom clamshell case. [#029019] $3,500

NY/(London), Seven Stories Press/Bloomsbury, (2005/2006). Both the first American edition and the first British edition of this collection of essays. The American edition is signed by the author with a self-caricature and dated 6/17/06; the British edition is signed by the author with a self-caricature and dated 7/12/06. Each is fine in a fine dust jacket and the two are housed together in a custom clamshell case. From the collection of Joe Petro III; the six page Author's Note at the end of the book is almost entirely devoted to the relationship between Vonnegut and Petro, including the comment that "it seems quite possible in retrospect that Joe Petro III saved my life." Very few copies of this title were signed by Vonnegut, especially the U.K. edition. [#029740] $2,000

London, Jonathan Cape, (1968). The first British edition. Published six years after the American paperback and two years after the American hardcover. Signed by the author with a self-caricature. A couple spots to foredge, else fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned dust jacket. An uncommon edition, and extremely scarce signed. [#029020] $1,750

Hollywood, The Wanda June Co., 1971. Vonnegut's first screenplay, for the 1971 film based on his stage play, which opened off-Broadway in 1970 and then moved to Broadway for a successful, although relatively short, run. This copy is identified on the front cover as a "Rehearsal Script" and dated March 25, 1971. Signed by Vonnegut on the front cover, with the added comment: "Genuine Relic." 8-1/2" x 11" sheets, printed on rectos only. Several penciled corrections in the text; claspbound in cardstock covers; faint coffee ring on rear cover; near fine. Rare. [#009540] $1,750

London, Jonathan Cape, (1965). The first British edition of Vonnegut's sixth book, one of the novels that began earning him a small but passionate following in the mid-1960s, before his breakthrough to the status of "major author," which came when Slaughterhouse-Five was published. Signed by the author. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with mild rubbing to the rear panel and very slight edge wear. In custom clamshell case. [#027307] $1,500

2004. The text of Vonnegut's speech, a humanist treatise for the 21st century. Computer printout, 12 pages. Signed by the author. Fine, in hand-addressed mailing envelope, postmarked within a month of the speech. [#029371] $1,500

2003. The text of Vonnegut's speech, given at the Mark Twain House, in which he speaks well of Twain and Lincoln and American saints and less well of American Conservatives. Computer printout, 14 pages. Signed by Vonnegut and dated April 23, 2003 -- a week before he gave the speech. A version of this speech was published in In These Times in June, 2003 and by Spokeman Books in 2004. Fine. [#029369] $1,500

London, Cape, (1973). The first British edition of this play that opened off-Broadway in 1970 and later made it to Broadway for a successful, although relatively short, run. With an introduction by Vonnegut explaining the genesis and personal relevance of the play. Signed by the author with a self-caricature. The British edition lacks the photographs of the U.S. edition. Small bookstore stamp front pastedown; fine in a fine dust jacket. In a custom clamshell case. A beautiful copy, and very uncommon signed. [#029196] $850

London, Cape, (1973). The first British edition of a play that opened off-Broadway in 1970 and later made it to Broadway for a successful, although relatively short, run. With an introduction by Vonnegut explaining the genesis and personal relevance of the play. Without the photographs of the U.S. edition. Signed by the author on the first blank. Fine in a very near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with trace wear to the crown. In a custom clamshell case. [#029022] $850

(East Hampton), (Glenn Horowitz), (1999). Vonnegut provides the introduction to this booklet showcasing the paintings of April Gornik and published to coincide with an exhibit of her work. This is the limited edition. One of 100 numbered copies. Signed by Vonnegut and Gornik. Clothbound; fine in a fine slipcase. An attractive production, with 12 color plates tipped in. [#014689] $500

(Albany), State University of New York, (2001). New essays on Vonnegut, with a foreword by Vonnegut. Includes pieces by Jerome Klinkowitz, Loree Rackstraw, David Pringle and others. Signed by Vonnegut with a self-caricature. Fine in wrappers. [#029030] $350

Woodstock, Dramatic Publishing, (1993). A play based on a Vonnegut story that first appeared in Saturday Evening Post and later in Welcome to the Monkey House. We haven't found that this play has ever been produced. Near fine in stapled wrappers. [#030871] $125

NY, Putnam, (1997). The advance reading copy of this novel in which Vonnegut and his fictional alter-ego, Kilgore Trout, each touch on stories they would have liked to have told and, in doing so, tell another, about the whole in life being the sum of the parts one attends to. Fine in wrappers. [#007237] $70

London, Jonathan Cape, (1997). The advance reading copy of the first British edition. Fine in wrappers. [#011047] $70

NY, Seven Stories Press, (1998). The advance reading copy of this memoir of life on the street, for which Vonnegut provides a foreword. Fine in wrappers. Uncommon. [#012489] $45

(East Hampton), (Glenn Horowitz), (1999). Vonnegut provides the introduction to this booklet showcasing the paintings of April Gornik and published to coincide with an exhibit of her work. This is the trade edition. Fine in stapled wrappers. [#014949] $40

NY, Seven Stories Press, (2011). Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. A bit of sunning to the board edges, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#032227] $20

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