"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
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy [Hitch Hiker’s].
Item Number: 49093
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 near fine dust jacket with a single closed tear to the rear panel. Jacket painting by Peter Cross. A very nice example.
Originally a radio series, broadcast in 1978 on BBC Radio 4, Adams developed the Hitchhiker's Guide into a "trilogy" of five books which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime. A television series, comic books, computer games, film, and live theatre followed. The story of hyper-intelligent beings who build a computer named Deep Thought to calculate the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." It is the basis for the 2005 film directed by Garth Jennings, starring Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel and the voices of Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman.