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, 1987. [Modern literature] SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp.; 247; . Publisher's blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-jacket designed by Claudia Zeff. SIGNED by Douglas Adams in blue ink to title page. Some toning to text block, jacket with some wear to spine ends.....
London: Heinemann, 1988. [Modern literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp. 246 . Publisher's grey cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket designed by Claudia Zeff, priced at £10.95 net. Toned to edges and margins. Light general handling. Near fine. The second Inspector Dirk Gently Mystery...
London: Heinemann, 1992. [Science Fiction Satire] INSCRIBED COPY, the second impression. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp. 219 . INSCRIBED by the author in black ink to title page: 'To Dave | Douglas Adams.' Publisher's grey cloth with silver titles to spine. With the pictorial dust-jacket, priced at £12.99. Quite heavily.....