The Restaurant and the End of the Universe. Douglas Adams, Adam Roberts, Introduction, Jonathan Burton, Illustrations.
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe
The Restaurant and the End of the Universe

The Restaurant and the End of the Universe

London: Folio Society, 2011. First Thus. Hardcover. A Fine copy of the first Folio Society Edition Introduced by Adam Roberts and Illustrated by Jonathan Burton, in a Fine slipcase, with the spine lettered and decorated in silver, the front board decorated in gold and silver, and the end papers decorated with silver as well; in a Fine slipcase; the author's second novel in the Hitchhiker's series of novels, a set of works based on the misadventures of Earth's last surviving man, Arthur Dent, the only person to survive the demolition of the planet Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyperspace bypass, and who hitches a ride on a passing Vogon spacecraft. His rescuer, "Ford Prefect", is a human-like alien writer for the eccentric, electronic travel guide The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Following his rescue, Dent explores the galaxy with his rescuer, Prefect, and encounters Trillian, a human that had been taken from Earth prior to its destruction by Zaphod Beeblebrox -- the two-headed President of the Galaxy. Dent also meets a depressed and paranoid android called Marvin. In "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe", Zaphod is separated from the others and finds he is part of a conspiracy to uncover who really runs the Universe. Zaphod meets Zarniwoop, a conspirator and editor for The Guide (i.e. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), who knows where to find the secret ruler. Copies of the book are surprisingly uncommon to the market, especially when in a condition as nice as is this copy. A Fine copy. Fine. Item #808

Price: $45.00