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Watership Down [SIGNED] by Richard Adams - Hardcover - 2nd Edition  - 1974 - from Tarrington Books and Biblio.com

Watership Down [SIGNED]

by Richard Adams

Condition: Very Good Plus/Very Good


London: Rex Collings, 1974. 2nd Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Very slight fading to spine. Slight creasing to ends of spines, light browning to flaps. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Fifth printing of the second edition. Green cloth binding, slight fading to edges, of covers, a few small marks to covers. Fading and small spot to top page edge. Very light tanning to endpapers otherwise in very clean condition throughout. The fold out map is in excellent condition. Signed by the author to slip of paper pasted to title page. We have acquired a large section of Richard Adams's library, ranging from his childhood books, through his wartime reading and up to his later life as a successful author and animal rights campaigner. Please see our other items for many more signed books and association copies from this collection. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

Watership Down is a heroic fantasy novel about a small group of rabbits, written by British author Richard Adams. Although the animals in the story live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits' odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.




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On Dec 27 2016, said:
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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.

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