If you’ve been wanting to prime up a collectible edition of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to nan Galaxy, here’s your chance conscionable up of Towel Day (May 25!)—and if you enactment early, you conscionable mightiness get your hands connected nan astir prized version number (fans of nan book already know: it’s 42).
Tomorrow, the Folio Society is releasing a typical version of Adams’ trilogy successful 5 parts, featuring “70 illustrations by Jonathan Burton, 35 unsocial to these caller volumes, and an exclusive preface by inspirational physicist Carol Rovelli.”There are conscionable 750 of these sets being created; they’ll beryllium hand-numbered and signed by nan illustrator “on a limitation extremity sparkling pinch holographic silver.” The binding designs, besides created by Burton, are likewise lavish, “blocked successful an eye-catching rainbow of foils and, arranged adjacent to each other, they create a pleasing azygous image. The 5 volumes are presented successful a show container fresh for nan President of nan Galaxy himself, part-bound successful sparkling bluish cloth pinch an detonation of metallic stars connected nan interior. A transparent window—with DON’T PANIC inscribed successful ample friends letters—allows a peek astatine nan foil-blocked spines. Signed by nan artist, this splendid version is completed pinch a unsocial people of nan Guide itself.”
If you bid by 1 p.m. UK clip connected Tuesday, May 23 (one introduction per customer; that’s 8:00 a.m. ET, by nan way), you will beryllium entered into a random drafting to determine who gets sent group number 42. And moreover if you don’t get number 42, arsenic Folio Society aficionados tin already guess, nan typical version itself is snazzy capable (and pricey enough) to beryllium nan only Hitchhiker’s Guide version you’ll ever request connected your shelf. Click done to spot immoderate examples of Burton’s artwork; nan double page spreads and black-and-white illustrations are new, positive you tin spot a fewer of nan illustrations antecedently published successful earlier Folio Society editions. Depending connected wherever you live, you tin bid nan group done nan publisher’s U.S. aliases UK store.