HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE. New York: Dell Publishing Co. Inc., . Octavo, sea green wrappers printed in green. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. A big game hunter presumed dead returns from a long trip in Africa to find his wife, Penelope, interested in men very much unlike him. And Wanda June, a little girl who died just before her birthday, and a number of other deceased characters in heaven, comment on him. Ironic humor, Vonnegut's trademark. First a Broadway play (LWC & DGH attended the opening night), then a film. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz and Klinkowitz AI1 (incorrectly stating "title page identical to that in first edition). Publisher's review slip attached to half title leaf with small piece of tape. Several faint creases at corners of front cover, small "dupl. NYPL" ink stamp on rear cover, a near fine copy. A rare proof. (#102829).