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 compliment slip. Binding shows only minor bumping to tail of spine. Dust wrapper shows very well, with no signs of rubbing or wear. The book is inscribed by Adams to the front flyleaf, to David Bleasdale, a colleague and associate of the publisher. The title is the final message from the dolphins to mankind, which was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backward somersault through a hoop while whistling the "Star Spangled Banner." Less a space travel, and more a time travel narrative, and which focuses primarily on the romance between Arthur Dent and Fenchurch, So Long is the fourth book in the Hitch-Hiker's Guide trilogy of five parts. Item #44719
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