“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
"God's Final Message to His Creation: 'We apologize for the inconvenience”: First Edition of Douglas Adams' So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; Signed by Him
London: Pan Books, 1984.
First edition of the fourth book in Adams’ Hitch-Hiker series. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Gary Day-Ellison.
"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 Hitch Hiker's Guide To the Galaxy; Signed by Douglas Adams
New York: Harmony Books, 1979.
First American edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Douglas Adams on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket painting by Peter Cross. A very nice example.
“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. 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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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. 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.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.