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Autographed on the title page by the late douglas adams. Douglas adams 18531920 was a london based landscape painter exhibiting at various galleries between 1880 and 1904. Adams was also very much into technology he was the first person in europe to purchase a mac, an environmentalist and one of only two nonpythons to get a writing credit on. Bradbury, ray and douglas adams three signed books. Douglas adams sold more than fifteen million books in united kingdom, the united states and australia and was a best seller in many languages including german and swedish. The intergalactic adventures of arthur dent begin in the first volume of the trilogy of five, douglas adams comedy scifi classic the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. See more ideas about douglas adams, guide to the galaxy and hitchhikers guide.
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Adams s comic masterpiece the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy started as a 12part radio series that aired between 1978 and 1980. His appearance fee wasnt money, it was all the beer he could drink. The dust jacket is both the most decorative part of a book, and the most delicate. Great savings free delivery collection on many items. The dust cover is has ridged edges and a tear on the front bottom right.
It should also be noted that there are two issues or states of the jacket for the first book. Most hard cover books published since the early 20th century were sold with a dust jacket. Isbn 9780434009008 9780434009008 hardcover, simon and schuster. This book contains two of his lesserknown novelsdirk gentlys holistic detective agency and the log, dark, tea time of the soul.
Nov 11, 2000 when he got to the table he saw douglas adams seated next to a pyramid of beer cans about 2 feet high. Book is unread and would be near fine safe for a small, shallow ding to the top edge of the page block affecting half a dozen pages or so. Find signed collectible books by douglas adams english. Douglas adams first editions and rare books hyraxia books. This is the 1892 artist proof edition of 200 signed by the artist, douglas adams. Rare and valuable books old and not so old books worth.
The novel adaptation of adams radio series is a misnamed trilogy of six books, five written by douglas adams that sold more than 15 millions copies in his lifetime and a sixth by eoin colfer. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Scifi books often abbreviated as sf arent only portals to different worldsall books can do thatbut also timetraveling excursions into the past, allowing us to see how the greatest visionaries of the day imagined the future. He is best known for his hitchhikers guide to the galaxy trilogy of five books. His works received many awards some of which are the imperial tobacco award 1978, sony award 1979 and best program for young people society of authorspye. Douglas adams first editions adrian harrington rare books. Hilarious and poignantas only douglas adams can belast chance to see is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the earths magnificent wildlife galaxy. The official hitch hikers guide to the galaxy companion. Douglas adams was an english writer best known for the science fiction series the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Douglas adams biography childhood, life achievements. Books by douglas adams author of the hitchhikers guide to. Douglas adams and the cult of 42 books the guardian.
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Douglas adams has 103 books on goodreads with 4104931 ratings. Book 1 of 6 in the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series. Douglas adams 11 march 1952 11 may 2001 was an english author, scriptwriter, essayist. Books by douglas adams author of the hitchhikers guide.
Douglas adams s most popular book is the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy hitchhikers gu. Born in 1952 on the 11th of march, douglas adams was brought up in east london after his family moved there from cambridge. He is best known as the author of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxywhich yielded the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. The thankyou letter from adams to australian writer ken. Douglas adams doesnt seem to have an upcoming book. Signed by adams directly on halftitle, simple signature, no inscription.
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