“THUS DID SCIENCE AND MORALS GO HAND IN HAND”: KURT VONNEGUT’S WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE, FIRST EDITION
VONNEGUT, Kurt. Welcome to the Monkey House. New York: Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press, (1968). Octavo, original half yellow cloth, original dust jacket. $1100.
First edition of this collection of short pieces by Vonnegut, including some of “his best science fiction” (Clute & Nicholls, 1289).
The publication of Welcome to the Monkey House, Vonnegut's second collection of short fiction and essays, earned him high praise as "George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one 45-year-old writer exploring the inner and outer spaces of the man-against-machine perplex… Spanning the decades from the 40s to A.D. 2158 and beyond, Vonnegut rockets the reader from the old themes of love, identity, loneliness and the poignancy of human loss to stories concerning population explosion, programmed happiness and the emotions of machines" (Time). Featuring 25 pieces previously published in magazines and 11 of the dozen that appeared in his first collection, Canary in a Cat House (1961). Currey, 407. Pieratt & Klinkowitz AG1. Yaakov & Greenfieldt, 673.
Dust jacket with most minor wear to spine head. A very nearly fine copy.