Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
First edition, first printing of Vonnegut's debut novel, a classic of modern dystopian fiction depicting a near-future society that is almost totally mechanized, eliminating the need for human laborers, partially inspired by Vonnegut's time working at General Electric.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First printing with the "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page. Publisher's original green cloth boards, spine lettered in silver; pp. (viii), 295. A near fine or better copy in a good to very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding remains tight, sturdy and square, near non-existent shelfwear to boards, a trace of offsetting to rear endpapers else internally clean and fine. Jacket shows light general shelfwear with splitting along the spine joints, reinforced on the verso with archival tape, toning to edges of panels and spine with a spot of discoloration near front joint. Protected in archival mylar.