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Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator) by  Richard Adams - Hardcover - First UK Illustrated Edition - 1976 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: biblio782)

Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator)

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Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator)

by Adams, Richard

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First edition thus published by The Paradine Press (London) in 1976. With a new foreword by the author. Signed by the author. Publisher-commissioned Sangorski and Sutcliffe full green morocco binding, with gilt illustration and titles to the upper board and spine. Five raised bands to the spine. All edges gilt. Housed in the original marbled card slipcase which is bumped at the corners. An excellent copy, the spine is not faded. The contents are entirely complete and fine throughout. A lovely copy. This is number 37 of a Limited edition of only 250 copies. Signed by Richard Adams in red ink on the limitation page and by the illustrator to the frontis. Neat previous owners name to the upper limitation page. Wonderful frontispiece and illustrations throughout by John Lawrence. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Synopsis

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.

Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio782
Title
Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator)
Author
Adams, Richard
Illustrator
Lawrence, John
Book condition
Used
Jacket condition
No - As Issued
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Illustrated Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Paradine Press
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1976
Keywords
Adams, Watership

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We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
edges
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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
New
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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]

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