New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Book Club Edition. Vonnegut's first book, a machine dystopia with a huge unemployed population where the engineers are in control. SARGENT p.121, NEGLEY 1150. Octavo (20.75cm); teal cloth, with titles stamped in dark purple on spine; dark yellow topstain; dustjacket; , 295, pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Pinpoint wear to spine ends and corner tips, lower corners gently tapped (though still sharp), with contemporary date (6/6/53) in ink to upper front pastedown and previous owners name roughly erased from front endpaper; Very Good+. Dustjacket is clipped at all four corners, sunned at spine and extremities, with overall wear, a few nicks, short tears and attendant creases to edges; Very Good.