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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER - OR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE [Rare UK proof copy with very scarce trial proof dustwrapper]
Jonathan Cape, London. Very rare proof copy with ultra rare precursory variant illustrated dustwrapper. Provisional publication date of October 21st 1965 stated on rear wrapper flap. Proof copy of the first impression of the first UK edition. ***Kurt Vonnegut's fifth novel, published four years before Slaughterhouse Five. ***Very good in red Jonathan Cape logo printed red card wrappers, with publisher's original typed blurb on white paper pasted to front wrapper, and dated the month of October, as called for. Child's blue biro scribble to front free endpaper [which at first glance resembles a wild version of Vonnegut's signature!]. Light reading creases to spine. Spine tight. All other pages clean. Red paper wrapper bright. ***In a good precursory variant trial mauve and pink colour illustrated outsize dustwrapper, with original publisher's price of 21s net. Dustwrapper rubbed and creased. Child's small blue biro light scribble over titles to front panel of dustwrapper. Small scuffs to front panel of dustwrapper. Edges of dustwrapper creased, rubbed and nicked (being outsize for the proof edition). Head of spine of dustwrapper creased and rubbed with small tears and tiny chips. Top edge of rear panel of dustwrapper creased, rubbed with tiny tears. ***200mm x 132mm. 217 pages. ***'Kurt Vonnegut has been called by Graham Greene "one of the best living American writers"; this is his best book. ***It infiltrates its subject (which might be called the American way of life) and leaves it apparently as solid as ever but, in face, riddled. ***It concerns the Rosewaters, a multi-mil … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Orlando Booksellers [Lincoln, United Kingdom]
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