Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #4767
Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited First Edition, privately printed for Members of the First Edition Society. Presentation copy, signed by the author on flyleaf with inscription "Most respectfully for the | writer William Safire | Kurt Vonnegut | Manhattan July 27, 1981." Octavo; [xiv], 319pp. Green leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Covers are clean and bright with very light bumping to top corners. Some offsetting from inscription on adjacent pages (verso of front free endpaper and limitation statement page), else pages clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. A 2008 Newsweek clipping reprinting a 1945 letter by Vonnegut following his release as a P.O.W. laid in at back, along with a few clippings of Vonnegut entries from rare book catalogs.