“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws": First Edition of Douglas Adams' Mostly Harmless
Item Number: 74051
London: William Heinemann, 1992.
First edition of the fifth book in Adams’ acclaimed Hitch Hiker’s series. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
“It is Mr. Adams’s genius to hurl readers into a plot that seems to go everywhere and nowhere, then suddenly drop the pieces into place, click, click, click, like tumblers in a lock. . . . Delightful" (Baltimore Sun).
Other Books by this Author
“REALITY IS FREQUENTLY INACCURATE”: First American Edition of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Signed by Douglas Adams
New York: Harmony Books, 1980.
First American edition of Adams’ sequel to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ken Sansone. Jacket illustration by Peter Cross.
“REALITY IS FREQUENTLY INACCURATE”: First Edition of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Signed by Douglas Adams
London: Arthur Baker, 1980.
First edition of Adams’ sequel to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Octavo, original green boards. Signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just light toning to the inner front flap.
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools": First American Edition of The HitchHiker's Guide To the Galaxy; Inscribed by Douglas Adams
New York: Harmony Books, 1979.
First American edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ron Best Wishes Douglas Adams.” Remainder mark, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Peter Cross. Jacket typography by Ken Sansone.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
First Editions of the Collected Works of Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Collected Works; Each Volume Signed by Him
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002.
First editions of each of volume that comprise the collected works of Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan’s papers. Each volume is signed and dated by James M. Buchanan. Octavo, original half cloth, 19 volumes. In fine condition, dust jackets were not issued for these volumes.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, a collection of twelve essays in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edmund Phelps on the title page. Slip for review laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.