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Watership Down by  Richard Adams - First Edition - 1996 - from The Book Case (SKU: 10018677)

Watership Down

Watership Down by  Richard Adams - First Edition - 1996 - from The Book Case (SKU: 10018677)
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Watership Down

by Adams, Richard

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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MacMillan, 1996 Hard cover. Very Good. Very good in good dust jacket. This is a 2nd printing of the First American Edition. Number line to 2. Owner's name and date in front. No other marks. Extremely solid book. Dust jacket spine is darkened, one tear to spine top, little wear otherwise, newly protected in clear mylar. 429 p. All first edition points present, except number line to 2, indicating a second printing. 6.95 original flap price intact. Original dust jacket with red title, author name and illustration in black, solid tan background..


Watership Down is an allegorical fantasy novel written by British author Richard Adams, narrating the adventures of a small group of anthropomorphized rabbits as they escape the destruction of their homeland. The story is set in England’s Downs, an idyllic rural home to the small native creatures who possess their own cultures, languages, poetry and mythology. They are soon faced with the settlement of humanity and watch as their land is ravaged by farmland and industrialized commercial advancement. In fear of their lives they leave their homes in hope of finding safety for their family and friends, despite the temptations and perils they are forced to struggle with along the way.

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On Dec 27 2016, a reader said:
After hearing of Richard Adams' death, I turned once again to a book I have long considered to be a best friend. This adventure story pulls you into a world unseen by humans. The characters are human enough to relate to but animal enough to remain rabbits. The story is captivating and relevant. No matter how many times I read it, I can never put it down while reading the last quarter, it's so suspenseful and exciting.

The characters have been beloved of me for many years and I only hope that I have Fiver's insight, Hazel's authority, Bigwig's strength, and Blackberry's wits.


The Book Case US (US)
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Watership Down
Adams, Richard
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Place of Publication
New York
Date published

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We accept checks, money orders, Paypal, Visa and Mastercard. USPS Media Mail postage is $4.00 for one book. $1.50 each additional book. USPS Priority Mail is $8.00 for one book. $4.00 each additional book. Some international orders may require extra shipping charges. Items paid for by Money Order and Checks will be shipped as soon as we receive the payment. All books are packaged in a protective layer of cardboard, bubble wrap - taped securely for waterproofing, and then wrapped in brown paper, or in a box. We always try to pack with care to prevent any damage from happening during the shipping process.

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About The Book Case

New, used and rare books. Our bricks and mortar store is located at 809 Blackstone Rd Suite A in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, 15425. On the left side of the Route 119 southbound lanes, half mile past the 201 intersection. We feature many authors local to the southwestern PA area and specialize in history, mystery and metaphysical topics, pre-revolution Americana and post-apocalyptic fiction. Southwestern PA history, including coal mining and coke ovens, the iron and steel industries, the occult, mystical, new age, spirituality, religion. Civil war and WWII histories, audiobooks, cookbooks, children's and young adult titles, vintage photography and travel/adventure/exploration. We opened for business on July 1, 2002.


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