New York: Delacorte Press, 1987.
First Trade Edition. Hardcover. 8 1/2" X 5 3/4". 300pp. First trade edition, preceded by the signed Franklin Library edition. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Light dust soiling and a touch of shelfwear to unclipped dust jacket. Blue paper over boards with spine backed in black. Vonnegut signature stamped in gilt to upper board and spine lettered in kind. Mild edgewear to binding, with some rubbing to bottom edges. Erased bookseller's notations to half-title. Binding is firm, tight, sound, and square. Pages are clean and unmarked. A handsome first trade printing of Kurt Vonnegut's twelfth novel, a fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, Abstract Expressionist painter who first appeared as a character in Breakfast of Champions. Very good / very good. Item #4307