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Watership Down.

Adams, Richard (Madeleine L'Engle)

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London: Rex Collings, 1972. First edition of Richard Adams' timeless classic novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow bestselling children's author Madeleine L'Engle, "Yours sincerely, For Madeleine, on a very special occasion Richard Adams." From the library of Madeleine L'Engle. Both Adams and L'Engle were unknown in the publishing world until their singular best-selling award-winning children's novels were finally published after numerous rejections. Both authors' works were also published in their mid-lives after they had married and had children. At the insistence of his daughters, Adams began writing the story he had told them on a car trip in 1966 at the age of 46 and after four publishers and three writers' agencies turned down the manuscript, Rex Collings agreed to publish the work in 1972. The book gained immediate international acclaim and went on to win the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Prize, and was adapted into several f ... Read more

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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
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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
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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

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Watership Down

Adams, Richard; illustrated by John Lawrence

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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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 [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]

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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

Richard Adams SIGNED

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good+
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UK: Rex Collings, 1972. ?1st Edition 1972. Original Signed photograph attached to the rear endpaper and an interesting letter from the author about the book attached to the front endpaper. Book is very good+ and bright. Light creasing to spine. Contents good. Endpapers quite darkened and age toned. The wrapper is near very good and quite bright. Edges quite rubbed with light surface loss to corners. Rear of jacket is marked and with light white spotting. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 14674/. Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good+/Near Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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.

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Watership Down

Adams, Richard

  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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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,
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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

Richard Adams

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New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1972. Hardcover. Stated First Edition, First Printing: with requisite full number line and 70003 stamped on the back board. 8vo. ix. 429pp. Bound in the original publisher quarter cloth over paper covered boards. A review copy with the publisher slip and Watership Down promotional bookmark laid in. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the title page: `To Nancy with kind regards Richard Adams June 1974.` NEAR FINE in Very Good dust jacket. The book itself with just a touch of shelf wear at the corners, spine and boards are ever so slightly rubbed, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards remain bright and distinct. The dust jacket shows just marginal shelf rubbing along the edges and corners, otherwise is not price-clipped remaining bright, colorful and distinct. As pictured.

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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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Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

  • Edition: 1st Illustrated Edition, 4th Impression
  • Book condition: Fine
  • ISBN: 072265197X / 9780722651971
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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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London: Hutchinson, 1996. First edition of the author's sequel to his beloved Watership Down. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Inscribed by the author, "Yours sincerely, Richard Adams Whitchurch, Hampshire, 28th February 2004." Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows some light rubbing to the extremities. "An exercise in enchantment. Richard Adams is a master of characterization and description—and his rabbit vocabulary is priceless. Tales From Watership Down is the sort of work that can transport the reader to a parallel existence" (The Baltimore Sun).

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Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good ++
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UK: Penguin, 1976. 1st Edition 1976. 1st illustrated edition with the lovely colour illustrations by John Lawrence. Bookplate signed by Richard Adams. Book, wrapper and slip case are very good++ and bright. Wrapper top rubbed with very small chip. Cloth a little lightened on cloth on slip case. More images can be taken upon request. Ref . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good++. Illus. by John Lawrence. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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