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Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Edition: Limited
  • Book condition: Fine
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Limited edition (Paradine, 1976). Winner of the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prize. Adapted to film in 1978 and into TV series in 1999 and 2018. One of 250 numbered copies with the original slipcase to be signed by the author and illustrator, of which this is number 12. Additional watercolour illustration to the front free endpaper with the artist's initials. Beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in green crushed morocco with gilt edges and attractive gilt motifs to spine and upper board.A fine copy with a little sunning to spine, as is common, in a fine slipcase.

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Watership Down.

Adams, Richard

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London: Rex Collings, 1972. First edition of the author's first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Boldly signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. An exceptional example. Although Watership Down was rejected by 13 publishers before Collings accepted it, it has never been out of print, and is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time. It won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize. The title refers to a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story has its roots in the tales that Richard Adams made up for his young daughters during long car journeys. As he explained in 2007 in an interview with the BBC, he "began telling the story of the rabbits . . . improvised off the top of my head, as we were driving along." He based the struggles of the animals on the struggles he and his friends encountered during the Battle of Oosterbeek in 1944. The daughters in ... Read more

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Watership Down.

ADAMS, Richard.

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London: Rex Collings,, 1972. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and rabbit design to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Colour folding map. Spine very slightly rolled, very minor rubbing at the tips, a couple of small spots on the title page, but a really excellent copy in the dust jacket with faintly toned spine panel and a few trivial marks. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author, "To Patty, with love, Richard Adams, November 1974" on the title page.

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Watership Down

Adams, Richard

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: As New
  • Quantity available: 1
Paradine, 1976 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies printed. A spectacular copy that is SIGNED by Richard Adams and the illustrator. The book is in fantastic shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy with the publisher's ORIGINAL slipcase. We buy Richard Adams First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New.

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WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS RICHARD

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Paradine, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is # 151. This is one of 30 or so rare copies which have an additional watercolour illustration by John Lawrence to the front free end-paper signed in initials by the artist. The binding (by Sangorski and Sutcliffe) is in sumptuous full crushed green morocco with marbled end-papers, raised bands, all edges gilt, with beautiful gilt rabbit motifs to the upper board, gilt corn and rabbit motifs and gilt title to the spine and numerous coloured and black and white illustrations throughout by John Lawrence (one of the UK’s best-known illustrators). This deluxe edition has a new fore-word on the genesis of the story by Richard Adams not published elsewhere. Signed by the Author to the rear of the title page and by the illustrator to the frontispiece. A fine copy in the original marble card slip-case. ... Read more

Bookseller: James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA., United Kingdom
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Watership Down

Adams, Richard; illustrated by John Lawrence

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Paradine, 1976 LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies printed. This copy is SIGNED by Richard Adams. A wonderful copy! The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the boards and publisher's slipcase. A sharp copy SIGNED by the author and the illustrator.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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WATERSHIP DOWN

Adams, Richard

Published by Rex Collings, 1972. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A rabbit with extra-sensory perception - what rubbish, or so the chief rabbit of the warren thought. He ignored Fiver's warning of impending disaster; he was wrong. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette of two rabbits to bottom corner of front cover. Folding map to rear of book. Light vertical crease running the length of the spine (reading line). Tiny dint to base of spine just above the gilt 's' of 'Collings' (publisher). Light shelf wear to top & tail of spine. Boards clean. Spine slightly cocked. Light foxing to endpapers. Text block and first few text pages lightly browned. Otherwise, contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly grubby with a few small edge-nicks. Includes a SIGNED letter in response to the previous owner who wrote to Richard Adams after reading the book. A real treasure! [S]

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Watership Down.

ADAMS, Richard.

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London: Rex Collings,, 1972. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and rabbit design to front board in gilt. With the dust jacket. Colour folding map. Minor rubbing to spine ends and tips; a near-fine copy in the jacket with touch of creasing to head of spine, tiny nick to head of front panel. First edition, first impression, with the author's signature pasted on the front free endpaper. The signature appears to be from a typed letter.

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Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1974. 1st Edition . Near Fine. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Signed by Author. First printing of the first American edition, with full line number to copyright page. Very fine full green morocco leather binding. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt ruled compartments, light patch to title label. All page edges gilt, hand sewn bands, marbled endpapers. A few light marks to page edges, internally in first class condition throughout. Flat signed by the author to title page: 'Yours sincerely, Richard Adams, 30th November 2004'. A unique leather bound example in lovely condition. Overall condition is Near Fine. Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 429, [1]

Bookseller: Tarrington Books, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

London: Penguin Books, 1976. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Signed by Author. First printing of the first illustrated edition. Fine half blue calf leather binding with blue buckram boards. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and ornaments to compartments. Top page edge gilt, with a light scratch. Light spotting to page edges and a couple of light spots to half title page and title page, otherwise in first class condition throughout. With Adams's attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Includes a charming typed and hand signed letter from the author: 'Dear Geoff, I am writing to thank you most warmly for your generous present of half a dozen bottles of - excellent - Claret. My wife and I are in the process of drinking it with much enjoyment. I trust that all goes well with your daughter Katy, and I'm much encouraged to know that she has enjoyed Watership Down. Yours sincerely Richard Adams.' Letter is dated 20th January 2005 and h ... Read more

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London: Rex Collings, 1972. A first edition, first printing published by Rex Collings in 1972. Signed by the Author to bookplate on pastedown. Very good in like dust wrapper with some light edgewear to spine tips and corners. Comes in custom made solander box.

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WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS, Richard:

  • Edition: First edition, first printing
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Rex Collings. 1972. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original light brown cloth with gilt illustration to the upper board and titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Folding map to the rear. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth very clean and the binding square with minor rubbing and light bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. With the folding map to the rear as called for and in fine condition. Complete with the rubbed and nicked creased dustwrapper which has small chips at short tears to the fold corners and a little toning of the spine. Not price-clipped (£3.50 net to the front flap). The author's debut novel, rejected by several publishers before Collings accepted it for publication. The book won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in it's first year and is now firmly established as a classic of modern English litera ... Read more

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Watership Down.

Adams, Richard

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New York: Macmillan, 1972. First American edition of the author's first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth. Signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Although Watership Down was rejected by 13 publishers before Collings accepted it, it has never been out of print, and is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time. It won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize. The title refers to a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story has its roots in the tales that Richard Adams made up for his young daughters during long car journeys. As he explained in 2007 in an interview with the BBC, he "began telling the story of the rabbits . . . improvised off the top of my head, as we were driving along." He based the struggles of the animals on the struggles he and his friends encountered during the Battle of Oosterbeek in 1944. The daughters insisted he write it down—"th ... Read more

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London: Kestrel / Penguin, 1976. A first edition, first printing published by Kestrel Books in 1976. A near fine book with previous owner's bookplate. Signed and inscribed to Nigel Sustins from Richard Adams with all best wishes 1978 to the rear of the half-title. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with some light creasing to the front panel and spine. Rare signed.

Bookseller: John Atkinson Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Watership Down

Adams, Richard

  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1974. First American Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Very Good with edge wear to covers and bruising to base of spine. Dust soiling to textblock edge with a small water droplet to the top edge. In a Very Good dust jacket with toning to the spine, light edge wear and light soiling. A nice copy of the first American edition, signed by the author.

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WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS, Richard

  • Edition: First edition thus (by this publisher); first illustrated editio
  • Book condition: A fine copy in fine dust jacket in publisher's slipcase box; the pictorial slipcase is very slightly rubbed at extremities,
  • Quantity available: 1
ADAMS, Richard. WATERSHIP DOWN [A Novel]. Illustrated by John Lawrence. (Middlesex, England):: Penguin Books/ Kestrel Books,, 1972. First edition thus (by this publisher); first illustrated edition, with color illustrations by John Lawrence; author's first book. . A fine copy in fine dust jacket in publisher's slipcase box; the pictorial slipcase is very slightly rubbed at extremities, else fine. . Signed and inscribed by Richard Adams: "To M- C- / with best wishes/ Richard Adams/ The Dorchester/ London/ 14th September 1978" (opposite the title page). Large octavo, brown cloth spine, tan paper-covered boards, pp. xii, 550, illustrated by John Lawrence in color and black-and-white and with folding maps.

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Watership Down

Adams, Richard

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New YorkNew York: Macmillan, 1972 Cream Boards. Near Fine/Excellent. First Edition. 8vo. Unclipped dust jacket with original price $6.95. Jacket shows some minor rubbing and edge wear, Top edge has small chip. Nevertheless a very bright and sharp copy..

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London: Kestrel, 1976. A first edition, first printing published by Kestrel in 1976. A near fine book without inscriptions (small previous owner's sticker to the corner of front endpaper) SIGNED by the Illustrator John Lawrence. Some spotting to the page edges and to the front prelim. In a near fine lightly spine faded unclipped wrapper. In a fine slip case. Rare SIGNED by the illustrator.

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  • Book condition: Fine
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Kestrel, 1976. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Kestrel in 1976. A very fine book without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper with some light browning to the spine and one small nick. In a fine slip case. The best copy we have seen for a while.

Bookseller: John Atkinson Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

  • Edition: 1st Illustrated Edition, 4th Impression
  • Book condition: Fine
  • ISBN: 072265197X / 9780722651971
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Penguin Books / Kestrel Books, 1979. 1st Illustrated Edition, 4th Impression . Fine/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Small closed tear and slight scuffing to spine otherwise in nice clean condition. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Book comes with an illustrated slipcase with light shelf wear. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Fourth printing of the first illustrated edition. Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. First class condition throughout. Comes with a photograph of Richard Adams, hand signed by him in blue ink, plus a cover letter from Adams's secretary photo. 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 Fine. Size: 6.5 ... Read more

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