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Lot 75

Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five SEALED Easton Press Signed Limited Edition COA

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Starting Bid
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Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse Five SEALED Easton Press Signed Limited Edition COA. Personally signed by Kurt Vonnegut directly into the book, and this Deluxe Limited Edition was Limited to only 850 Signed Copies.   A beautiful leather-bound deluxe edition containing 8 full-color illustrations. Limited to only 850 signed and numbered copies that were produced along with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Full leather binding with gilt lettering and decorations. A special volume that features 3-color stamping and a fabric-covered slipcase. Norwalk, CT. Easton Press 2007. 240 pages. . Kurt Vonnegut "Slaughterhouse-Five" Signed Limited Deluxe Edition. Collector's Edition. Signed by the author Kurt Vonnegut on a special limitation page. Leather-bound with Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press to guarantee the autograph authenticity. Includes unattached Ex-Libris bookplate for your own personalization. Brand new and flawless. Still sealed in the original shrink-wrap. Easton Press books are the gold standard in the publishing industry. They are highly collectible and produced to last many generations. Approx. size: 10 1/2" x 7 1/2 " x 1 1/2". Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:   * Premium Leather * Silk Moire Endleaves * Distinctive Cover Design * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold * Satin Ribbon Page Marker * Gilded Page Edges * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability * Beautiful Illustrations   About Slaughterhouse-Five   Vonnegut's most powerful book and also as important as any written since 1945. An elegant leather-bound collector's edition from Easton Press. Personally signed by the late Mr. Vonnegut on a special dedication page. Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know. The contents of this book are studied in universities around the world.   Slaughterhouse-Five is taken from the name of the building where the POWs were held. Like Catch-22, it fashions the author's experiences in the Second World War into an eloquent and deeply funny plea against butchery in the service of authority. Slaughterhouse-Five boasts the same imagination, humanity, and gleeful appreciation of the absurd found in Vonnegut's other works, but the book's basis in rock-hard, tragic fact gives it unique poignancy -- and humor.   Don't let the ease of reading fool you--Vonnegut's isn't a conventional, or simple, novel. He writes, "There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick, and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters..." Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes 'unstuck in time' after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden.   About the Author, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.   Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 to April 11, 2007) was a prolific and genre-bending American author. The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). He is also known for his humanist beliefs and being honorary president of the American Humanist Association.   He was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.   Please consider downloading our free mobile app available on iOS and Android: House of Craven.   Have a similar item to sell? Contact us about consignment opportunities for House of Craven’s future auctions or private sales by emailing us: craven@houseofcraven.com or Call | Text | WhatsApp | 305.769.8088. Condition: Notwithstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a Lot, all Lots are offered and sold "As Is, Where Is," in accordance with our Conditions of Sale. All Auction Lots are available for a FaceTime viewing, by appointment, with one of our Team Members on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, or Wednesday, July 17, 2024. To schedule a FaceTime appointment, please email us: craven@houseofcraven.com.

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