New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First American Edition. First Printing, with publisher's seal and 'A' on copyright page. Octavo (21.5cm); green cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 295pp. Bookplate signed by Vonnegut affixed to front endpaper. Hint of fading to upper board edges, with a faint rubbed spont on front panel; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, gently spine-sunned, with light dust-soil and a few closed tears; Very Good+. A respectable copy of Vonnegut's first book, a machine dystopia with a huge unemployed population where the engineers are in control. SARGENT p.121, NEGLEY 1150.