Macmillan, 1972. TRUE FIRST EDITION. The number line on title page from 10 to 1. Very scarce first book, which has become a classic. Good complete condition, tan cloth over beige paper, gilt-stamped front cover and spine signature on front, title in gilt on spine, spine lean and spotting, pages mostly clean with some edge stains – primarily from use of paper clip to mark pages in past. Brown endpapers. Very rare original dust jacket, not price clipped, some tears and large piece missing from the spine to back cover.. First American edition of Adams' classic first novel, published two years after the British edition. Winner of the Guardian award for children's fiction and the Library Association's Carnegie Medal for outstanding work by a children's author. Scarce first book. Author's first novel, a landmark in the Fantasy genre. 429 pages.