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Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets
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Playing Cards: History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets

By W, Gurney Benham / [Richard Adams]

London: Ward, Lock and Co, Limited, 1931. 1st Edition . Very Good. 7.5 x 9.75 inches (19 x 25 cm). Lacking jacket. Red cloth binding. Foxing and slight fading to spine. Slight spotting to page edges, light browning to endpapers, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Signed by Adams to front free endpaper and dated 1946. A nice association copy of this well illustrated work. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 7.5 x 9.75 inches (19 x 25 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: vii, 195

$72.17

Birds of Britain
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Birds of Britain

By J. Lewis Bonhote / H.E. Dresser (Illust.) / [Richard Adams]

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1907. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus. 6.75 x 8.75 inches (17 x 22.5 cm). Illustrated brown buckram binding. Fading and slight wear to spine, uneven fading to rear board. Cracking to endpaper joints but securely bound. Top page edge gilt, light foxing to other edges. A few light patches to text. Light creasing to upper corner of several pages. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. A beautifully illustrated work with nice association. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. Please Note: This is a heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate. Actual Royal Mail postage costs are: Europe £15.05; Oceania £22.25; Rest of World £20.60. A postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Size: 6.75 x 8.75 inches (17 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 404

$85.29

Shakespeare's Royal Self [SIGNED]
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Shakespeare's Royal Self [SIGNED]

By James Kirsch / [Richard Adams]

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1966. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (15 x 21.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Slight chipping to ends of spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. . Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Blue cloth binding. Foxing to top page edge, very light foxing to endpapers, very clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'To Richard Adams, with best wishes for a speedy recovery. May the stone leave and the lapis appear again, James Kirsch, Nov 6th, 1977.' A scarce signed copy of the author's first book, with interesting association. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5.75 x 8.5 inches (15 x 21.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xix, 422

$72.17

A Book of Cats and Creatures [SIGNED]
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A Book of Cats and Creatures [SIGNED]

By Ruth Manning-Sanders / Robin Jacques (Illust.) / [Richard Adams]

London: Methuen Children's Books, 1983. 2nd Impression . Very Good/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light stain to top edge. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. . Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Red cloth binding. Light stain to top page edge, also slightly affecting to margin of pages, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the illustrator to front free endpaper: For Richard Adams, with admiration and best wishes for a happy collaboration on 'Bureaucats', Robin Jacques.' Their joint work was published in 1985 and we are also selling Adams copy of 'Bureaucats'. An excellent association copy. Works signed by Jacques are very scarce indeed. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 126

$262.42

Passing English of the Victorian Era: A Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase
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Passing English of the Victorian Era: A Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase

By J. Redding Ware

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1972. Facsimile . Very Good/Very Good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 23 cm). Dust jacket: Slight creasing to top edge, fading to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Facsimile of the 1909 1st edition. Red cloth binding. Slight foxing to top page edge, otherwise excellent. Facsimile of Ware's rare slang dictionary. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 23 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 271

$45.92

Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt
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Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt

By Robert Smith Surtees / [Richard Adams]

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. 1st Edition . Good Minus. 6 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Half calf leather binding with marbled boards. Spine has four raised bands and gilt decorated compartments. Spine heavily rubbed and has a light vertical crease. Rubbing and chipping to board edges and corners. Wear to ends of spine. Good solid binding. Speckled page edges, plain endpapers, some heavy marking and foxing to text and plates. Complete with all 17 hand coloured plates by Leech. Two appeared re-attached, two are creased. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. A worn and well used example but with interesting association. . Overall condition is Good Minus. Size: 6 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 550

$52.48

Chinese Art: An Introductory Handbook to Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Bronzes and Minor Arts
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Chinese Art: An Introductory Handbook to Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Bronzes and Minor Arts

By Roger Fry, Bernard Rackham, Laurence Binyon, A.F. Kendrick, Osvald Siren, W.W. Winkworth

London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1935. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 7 x 10.5 inches (17.5 x 26.5 cm). Dust jacket: Wear and some loss to top edge, foxing to rear panel, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Red cloth binding. Foxing to page edges and endpapers, clean text throughout. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 7 x 10.5 inches (17.5 x 26.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xvi, 86 + plates

$24.93

Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Gerard Manley Hopkins

By G.F.Lahey / [Richard Adams]

London: Oxford University Press, 1938. 1st Edition Thus . Very Good. 5.25 x 7.75 inches (13 x 20 cm). Beige cloth binding with slight fading and marking to covers. Gild armorial to front board (Bradfield College). Slight foxing to title page, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive engraved bookplate to front free endpaper. This book was awarded to Adams in 1938 as a School Prize for natural history. A wonderful association copy, evidence of a keen interest in natural history that lasted a lifetime. Alongside his writing career Adams was an ardent campaigner for animal rights and served as President of the RSPCA in 1982. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 7.75 inches (13 x 20 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 172

$393.63

Young Shoulders
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Young Shoulders

By John Wain / [Richard Adams]

London: Macmillan, 1982. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 4.75 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Dust jacket: Light shelf wear only. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: First printing. Red cloth binding with slight bumping to corners. Heavy foxing to top page edges, a few spots of other edges. Browning to pages. From the previous library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Inscribed and signed by Wain to front free endpaper: 'Richard Adams, with all good wishes, John Wain, 1982'. Winner of the 1982 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (Now known as the Costa Book Award). An Interesting association copy. . Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.75 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 192

$85.29

The Prose Works of John Milton; with a Life of the Author: Volume I to VI
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The Prose Works of John Milton; with a Life of the Author: Volume I to VI

By John Milton / Charles Symmons

London: J. Johnson etc, 1806. 1st Edition . Good Plus. 5.75 x 9 inches (14 x 23 cm). Volume I to VI of the seven volume set. Prose works are complete, including the index. Lacking volume VII which only contains Symmons's Life of John Milton. Original publisher's paper covered boards with paper label to spines. Spines worn with loss to volume II and VI. Inked lists of contents to spines in contemporary hand. Good solid bindings. Pages are unopened and untrimmed, some light foxing. Original condition and rare thus. . Overall condition is Good Plus. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Size: 5.75 x 9 inches (14 x 23 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xliii, 376

$236.18

Man Kind?: Our Incredible War on Wildlife [SIGNED]
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Man Kind?: Our Incredible War on Wildlife [SIGNED]

By Cleveland Amory/ [Richard Adams]

New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1974. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.5 x 21.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Spine faded and with wear to ends. Short tear to top edge of rear cover. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Red cloth binding with a few light marks to boards. Foxing to page edges, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'For Richard Adams, with admiration for his great great talent and even greater heart'. Cleveland Amory, New York, 1978. An excellent association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 5.75 x 8.25 inches (14.5 x 21.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xi, 372

$98.41

Animal Revolution: Changing Attitudes towards Speciesism [SIGNED]
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Animal Revolution: Changing Attitudes towards Speciesism [SIGNED]

By Richard D. Ryder / [Richard Adams]

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (16 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Slight fading to spine and rear cover, light shelf wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Black cloth binding. Bumping to corners, foxing to page edges, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Following the publication of his hugely successful debut novel in 1972, Adams became very active in the evolving animal rights movement. He was in contact with several members of the Oxford Group, campaigned in Canada against the hunting of baby seals, and ultimately served as president of the RSPCA in 1982. Ryder was an early member of the Oxford Group who, in 1970, coined the term speciesism. He served as president of the RSPCA from 1977-1979. Included with the book is a hand written letter from Ryder to Adams. Written on headed paper, folded with a game score written to reverse (presumably by Adams - Dad vs Dog). Excellent association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches (16 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 385

$393.63

The Poems of George Herbert: [The World's Classics No. 109]
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The Poems of George Herbert: [The World's Classics No. 109]

By George Herbert

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm). Dust jacket: Slight wear to head of spine. Clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: First world's classics edition. Blue buckram binding. A few light marks to page edges, otherwise excellent. . Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxi, 285

$24.93

A Land
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A Land

By Jacquette Hawkes / Henry Moore (Illust.)

London: The Cresset Press, 1951. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Good. 5.75 x 8.5 inches (15 x 21.5 cm). Dust jacket: Wear and slight loss to edges. Tear with old tape repairs to head of spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Scarce first printing. Beige cloth binding with a few spots of foxing. Light foxing to page edges, very clean text throughout. . Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.75 x 8.5 inches (15 x 21.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 248

$111.53

Child Drama [SIGNED]
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Child Drama [SIGNED]

By Peter Slade / [Richard Adams]

London: University of London Press Ltd, 1954. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 7 x 8.5 inches (17.5 x 21 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Wear and slight loss to edges, browning and a couple of marks to rear cover. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Marron cloth binding. Light foxing to page edges and endpapers, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, signed by Adams to upper corner of front free endpaper and dated 1954. Also inscribed and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'So many thanks for your first interest and then for your enthusiasm. You have already been able to make some young people happy. May you be able to help and interest others too. Peter Slade (1956).' A rare signed copy of Slade's first book, with excellent association. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 7 x 8.5 inches (17.5 x 21 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 379

$85.29

The Golden Shadow [SIGNED]
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The Golden Shadow [SIGNED]

By Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen / Charles Keeping (Illust.) / [Richard Adams]

Harmondsworth: Longman Young Books , 1973. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Good. 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Tears and creasing to top edges. Light stain to lower edge of rear cover and spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Brown cloth binding, very clean condition throughout. From the previous library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Inscribed to Adams and his wife by the author to front free endpaper. 'For Elizabeth and Richard, with best wishes from Leon'. A nice association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6.25 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 159

$59.04

The Cats [SIGNED]
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The Cats [SIGNED]

By Linette Martin / Jane Lloyd (Illust.) / [Richard Adams]

Berkhamsted: Lion Publishing , 1975. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 4.25 x 7.75 inches (11 x 20 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Fading to spine, slight edge wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Brown paper covered boards. Light indentation to front board, light foxing to page edges, small mark to outside margin of page 8, otherwise very clean throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his bookplate to front pastedown endpaper, inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'This is a very small return for the joy and interest your books have given me - Linette Martin. Nov 1975.' A lovely association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4.25 x 7.75 inches (11 x 20 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 62

$59.04

The Legend Te Tuna: (Author's Own Copy) [SIGNED]
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The Legend Te Tuna: (Author's Own Copy) [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams

Los Angeles: Sylvester and Orphanos, 1982. 1st Edition . Very Good. 6.5 x 6.75 inches (16.5 x 17 cm). Signed by Author. First printing. Blind stamped oatmeal cloth binding. Very slight musty smell, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Limited edition of 330 copies printed on arches mouldmade paper. The edition consisted of 300 numbered copies, 26 lettered copies, and four bearing a printed name of the recipient. This is Richard Adams own personal copy, with 'presentation copy' printed to the colophon. Signed by Adams to the colophon and with his attractive bookplate to front free pastedown endpaper. . Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.55; Oceania £13.45; Rest of World £12.95. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 6.5 x 6.75 inches (16.5 x 17 cm). Hardback

$328.03

Prayer. A History [SIGNED]
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Prayer. A History [SIGNED]

By Philip Zaleski / Carol Zaleski / [Richard Adams]

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company , 2005. 1st Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Crease to spine and rear flap. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: First printing. Quarter brown cloth with orange paper covered boards. Slight fading to upper edge of boards. Very clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Inscribed to Adams and his wife and signed by both authors to title page: 'For Richard and Elizabeth, with warmest wishes, Philip Zaleski, Carol Zaleski. 10/22/05.' A rare signed copy. Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 415

$39.36

A Pair of Blankets: War-Time History in Letters to the Young People of the South
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A Pair of Blankets: War-Time History in Letters to the Young People of the South

By William H. Stewart

New York: Broadway Publishing Co, 1911. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13 x 19 cm). Grey cloth binding. Red lettering and illustrated panel to front board. Light marking to covers, light browning and foxing to page edges and endpapers, clean text throughout. Previous owner's bookplate and pencilled name to front pastedown endpaper. Pencilled date (1922) to front free endpaper. A nice clean example of the scarce first edition. Overall condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.60; Oceania £15.80; Rest of World £15.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13 x 19 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 216

$393.63

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