The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. By Douglas Adams. First American Edition, First Printing. Harmony Books. New York, 1980.

$300.00

Douglas Adams was a British author and humorist best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The work was initially developed as a radio broadcast in 1978. Following the popularity of the broadcast, Adams reimagined the work as a series of novels which quickly became bestsellers and garnered a loyal readership across the globe. The first novel in the series–the one that establishes the series title–is widely considered some of the best science fiction and humor of the twentieth century. It follows the last surviving human after the destruction of earth as he travels through space in search of answers to life’s most pressing questions. It remains one of the most beloved science fiction novels of the era. The novel (and other titles in the series) inspired a film adaptation by the same name in 2005 starring Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, and Alan Rickman.

This first American edition is in near-fine condition. In the original quarter cloth, near-fine with only minor fading to edges. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, near-fine with only very minor rubbing to edges. Price clipped. This first American edition is preceded only by the first British editions, one a scarce paperback issue by Pan Books and another a hardcover edition by Arthur Barker.

A near-fine first American edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. By Douglas Adams. First American Edition, First Printing. Harmony Books. New York, 1980.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in