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Duncton Wood by William Horwood - first edition - 1980 - from TristanBooks and Biblio.com

Duncton Wood: first volume of the Duncton Chronicles

by William Horwood

Condition: Fine-/Near Fine


Duncton Wood first book of the Duncton series (somewhat similar to Watership Down by Richard Adams) by William Horwood Hardcover First Edition - First Printing Country Life Books UK with stunning wrap-around dust jacket art by Douglas Hill. It's been described as Lord of the Rings meets Watership Down.

Fine- in Near Fine Dust Jacket. A good clean copy overall, book itself is quite nice with straight corners and clean boards, just a hint of very light spotting to the top of the text-block otherwise would be fine. The dust jacket is mostly bright and clean, nicks to corners, some edge-wear to heel and back bottom edge, and a closed tear to bottom front left-hand corner which has been repaired with professional adhesive. Still a relatively nice copy of a fairly uncommon book in the first edition. Later published in the US by McGraw-Hill with much less remarkable dust jacket art and is much more common. Perfect copies tend to be priced at $200+.

NOTE: All modern books with dust jackets come with dust jacket covers.

ALSO: The picture is the actual item for sale. (The picture is NOT a stock photo.)


Duncton Wood is the title of the first novel by author William Horwood, as well as a six-volume fantasy series to which it was later extended.


  • Bookseller: TristanBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: DunctonWoodUK
  • Title: Duncton Wood
  • Author: William Horwood
  • Book condition: Used - Fine-
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: first edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Country Life UK
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1980


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