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RING OF BRIGHT WATER by Gavin Maxwell - First, 1st Printing - 1960 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 534)

RING OF BRIGHT WATER

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RING OF BRIGHT WATER: ORIGINAL MATERIALS INCLUDED

by Gavin Maxwell

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Good-
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Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
West Vancouver, British Columbia
Item Price:
$41.42
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About This Item

This is a first edition, and first printing, of Ring of Bright Water, the famous book by Gavin Maxwell, first published in 1960.

It is about Maxwell's life in a remote house in coastal Scotland where he kept several wild otters as pets. It is considered a literary masterpiece, has been made into a film, and has sold at least 2 million copies. It remains one of the most successful books about wildlife ever written.

As you can see, the jacket is not in great shape.

The book itself is pristine; bright turquoise with brilliant silver lettering on the spine and there is no edge damage.

Inside, on the back endpapers, there are 7 glue stains.

On the front, still clinging to the endpapers are clippings from a magazine article relating to the story.

The title page has two glue marks from where Gavin Maxwell's obituary was pasted in—it's still in the book but is loose.

But after taking all of that interest in it, this person never read the book. The spine is not broken, there are no marks of any kind on the inside pages.

Note: If you are outside of North America, the quoted shipping price is for surface mail without tracking. For other options, please contact me.

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Details

Bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
534
Title
RING OF BRIGHT WATER
Author
Gavin Maxwell
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Good-
Quantity available
1
Edition
First, 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Longmans
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Date published
1960
Keywords
otters, Sandaig, Maxwell's otter, Glenelg, Loch Nevis, Kathleen Raine
Bookseller catalogs
Animals; Nature & Environment; Children & Youth; Biography, Autobiography, True Stories; Scotland;

Terms of Sale

Vancouver Bookseller

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. All books are shipped in padded waterproof envelopes, and with tracking. If you simply change your mind and want to return the book, you will get a refund for the book only (not the delivery charge), provided it is in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to you.

About the Seller

Vancouver Bookseller

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2019
West Vancouver, British Columbia
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About Vancouver Bookseller

Private individual who has been collecting books for 40 years. It's time for them to find new forever homes.

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