New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Vonnegut and dated January 1971 on the front endpaper: "Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Signed at Heinz Hall Pittsburgh / 11-17-71." Laid in is a photocopy of the reading and workshop Vonnegut gave at the then-newly-refurbished hall, as part of its International Poetry Forum.
Near Fine in a striking, Near Fine example of the fragile dust jacket. Jacket has a touch of the usual toning to the spine, else virtually without wear. Inscribed copies of Vonnegut first editions of this vintage are rare, and copies of the author's first book in this condition seldom surface.