Douglas Adams | First Editions
1952 - 2001Douglas Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humourist, satirist, and dramatist. He is best known for the celebrated The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which orginiated on radio in 1978. The book sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime, and inspired many adaptations on stage, screen, and paper.
Adams was known as an advocate for environmentalism and conservation, as a lover of fast cars, cameras, technological innovation (including a love of the Apple Mac). He was described as a "devout atheist".
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London: Heinemann, 1988. [Modern literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp.; 246; . Publisher's grey cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket designed by Claudia Zeff with printed price of £10.95 net. Textblock marginally toned to edges otherwise clean and bright. Cloth and wrapper lightly handled, lightly bumped to.....
London: Pan, 1984. [Comedy-Fantasy] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm). pp. , 191. Bound in publisher's black cloth with titles in silver to spine. Black dust jacket, designed by Gary Day-Ellison, with holographic panel to front cover, and titles in white to front cover and spine, unclipped. Includes publisher's.....