Sun, Moon, Star, First Edition, 1980

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Sun, Moon, Star
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Illustrated by Ivan Chermayeff
Published by Harper & Row, New York, in 1980.
Stated First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Condition: VG – dust jacket has some minor wear to edges. Book itself is in excellent condition.
This is a stated first edition of the magical Sun Moon Star, published by Harper & Row in 1980.
Author Kurt Vonnegut tells the story of the birth of Jesus from the newborn Jesus' perspective, offering beautiful and insightful descriptions of the world from someone newly born into it. And brought to life with simple yet powerful illustrations by the prize-winning American graphic designer Ivan Chermayeff, whose work was a perfect balance of rationality and logic with childlike imagination.
As the inside of the book jacket reads: “This book is the curious brainchild of Frank Platt, a genial publishing consultant in New York City, who suggested to his friends Ivan Chermayeff and Kurt Vonnegut that they do a book together -- but with Chermayeff making the illustrations first, without saying what they meant, and with Vonnegut then making up a story to fit them. This is a song, then, whose music came first. Others may find it entertaining to put their own words to Chermayeff's tune.”