New York: Delacorte Press, 1973. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's orange cloth, spine stamped in blue and gilt, upper board gilt, black endpapers, top edge stained yellow, original illustrated dust jacket.
Stated first printing of Vonnegut's popular mid-career novel, featuring his recurring beloved stand-in, the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout. Exuberantly illustrated with black-and-white drawings throughout by the author. Author photo to rear panel of dust jacket by Jill Krementz, accomplished author-photographer, and Vonnegut's wife. Spine slight cocked, light soiling to boards and bottom edge of textblock. Unclipped dust jacket priced at $7.95 with some chipping to spine-ends and flap folds and light overall creasing and rubbing. Very good. Item #2314