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Dream Island: A Record of the Simple Life [SIGNED]
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Dream Island: A Record of the Simple Life [SIGNED]

By R.M. (Ronald) Lockley

London: H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd., 1988. 1st Edition Thus . Very Good. 5.25 x 8.5 inches (13.5 x 21.5 cm). Signed by Author. New edition with a forward by Lucy Irvine. Slight marking to top page edge, light browning to page edges and margins. Very light water staining affecting a few pages to outside margin. Clean text throughout. Inscribed and signed by Ronald Lockley to the half title page: 'For Juliette with love, who knows well my Dream Island of Skokholm, having lived there once with her three me: Julian, Anthony & Frances. Reprinted June 1988. Ronald Lockley.' Lockley's classic 1930 account of life as a struggling farmer and naturalist on the island he leased from 42 years from 1927. The recipient was Juliette Huxley, the widow of renowned scientist and conservationist Sir Julian Huxley. Lockley was a lifelong friend of the Huxley's, and they had collaborated on Alexander Korda's 'The Private Life of the Gannets' in 1934. This was the world's first natural history documentary and won an Oscar in 1938. A wonderful association copy. . 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 8.5 inches (13.5 x 21.5 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 166

$155.77

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka: (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) [SIGNED]
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The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka: (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator) [SIGNED]

By Roald Dahl / Quentin Blake (Illust.)

London: Puffin Books / Penguin Books, 2001. 6th Impression . Near Fine. 5 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm). Signed by Author. Unread copy, a couple of slight marks to page edges otherwise in first class condition throughout. Signed by Quentine Blake to inside of front cover. Overall condition is Near Fine. 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 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm). Paperback. Printed pages: 376

$155.77

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams

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

$324.53

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

London: Penguin Books / Kestrel Books, 1979. 1st Illustrated Edition, 4th Impression . Fine/Near Fine. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Very slight rubbing to spine otherwise excellent. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Book comes with an illustrated slipcase with very slight rubbing to corners. Overall jacket condition is Near Fine. Book: Fourth printing of the first illustrated edition. Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. First class condition throughout. Signed by Richard Adams to the blank facing the title page, and also by John Lawrence to the title page (dated Sept 30 '82). A rare double signed copy. 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 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 550

$649.05

The Warden [SIGNED]

By Anthony Trollope / [Wilson Harris] / [Richard Adams]

London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, 1906. 1st Edition Thus . Very Good. 4.25 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17 cm). Signed by Author. First novel in the Barsetshire series. Blue buckram binding. Spine has light rubbing and slight wear to ends. Decorative endpapers, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Signed to front free endpaper by Wilson Harris, editor of the Spectator from 1932 to 1953. An interesting association copy. 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: 4.25 x 6.75 inches (11 x 17 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xxxvi, 272

$45.43

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

London: Penguin Books / Kestrel Books, 1976. 1st Illustrated Edition, 2nd Impression . Near Fine/Very Good. 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Very slight rubbing to corners otherwise excellent. Unclipped with publisher's amended price label to front flap. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Book comes with an illustrated slipcase with light shelf wear and very slight bumping to one corner. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Second printing of the first illustrated edition. Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. Tiny bump to lower tip of rear board otherwise in first class condition throughout. Included with the book is a paperback exhibition catalogue from Henry Sotheran Ltd., issued to celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication. The catalogue's card wraps feature colour illustrations by John Lawrence and the title page is signed by both Richard Adams and John Lawrence. The exhibition contained many fascinating items including rejection letters from various publishing houses, and the original manuscript of Watership Down (28pp plus 8 pages of illustrations.) 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 Near Fine. Size: 6.5 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 550

$649.05

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

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: Excellent condition. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Book comes with an illustrated slipcase with light shelf wear. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Fourth printing of the first illustrated edition. Quarter brown cloth with cream paper covered boards. First class condition throughout. Signed by Richard Adams to a label on the title page. Provenance: We have a hand written and signed letter from Elizabeth Adams (wife of Richard Adams) that accompanied the label. The letter is not included with this item, but a copy will be provided. 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 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 550

$584.15

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)

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 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: x, 550

$519.24

Watership Down [SIGNED]
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Watership Down [SIGNED]

By Richard Adams

London: Rex Collings, 1973. 2nd Edition . Near Fine/Near Fine. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Lovely clean example, very short tear and light crease to lower edge of rear cover, a few tiny spots to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Near Fine. Book: Second edition, second impression. Brown cloth binding. A couple of very small marks to page edges, otherwise in first class condition throughout. Signed by Richard Adams to a label on the title page. Provenance: We have a hand written and signed letter from Elizabeth Adams (wife of Richard Adams) that accompanied the label. The letter is not included with this item, but a copy will be provided. An early printing in very nice condition. 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 Near Fine. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

$454.34

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden [SIGNED]
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How to Attract Birds to Your Garden [SIGNED]

By Derwent May / Peter Brown (Illust.)

London: Robson Books, 2001. 1st Edition . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Green cloth binding. Foxing to top page edge and endpapers, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Signed by the author to title page. 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: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 115

$18.17

Letters for Literary Ladies: To which is Added, An Essay on the Nobel Science of Self-Justification [SIGNED]
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Letters for Literary Ladies: To which is Added, An Essay on the Nobel Science of Self-Justification [SIGNED]

By Maria Edgeworth

London: Printed for J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church-Yard., 1795. 1st Edition . Very Good. 5 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Signed by Author. Full mottled calf leather binding. Expertly rebacked in matching style, spine has a red morocco title label, gilt ruled compartments each with a gilt ornament. Some offsetting from turn-ins to endpapers, a few marks to text but generally in very clean condition throughout. Slip of paper signed by Maria Edgeworth tipped in to front endpaper. The rare first published work of the famed children's author and educationist. From the private library of the Beaufort family. Maria's father Richard Lovell Edgeworth married Frances Anne Beaufort in 1798, she was his fourth wife and a year younger than Maria. The two women became close friends and Maria was in frequent contact with many members of the Beaufort family. In 1838 the families became doubly connected when Maria's half-sister, Honora, married Francis Beaufort - the brother of her step-mother. The book is signed to the upper margin of title page by M. Beaufort and Fr.(?) Beaufort. Also inscribed to front free endpaper: 'M.E. Beaufort from H.(?) Beaufort, March 22 1865'. A very nice example with excellent provenance. ESTC T64310. 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 x 7.5 inches (12.5 x 19 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 8vo. [4], 74, [1] (ads), [1] (blank), 79, [1] (blank), 47, [1] (blank)

$6490.50

Practical Education: or, The History of Harry and Lucy: Vol. II. (all published) [SIGNED]
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Practical Education: or, The History of Harry and Lucy: Vol. II. (all published) [SIGNED]

By Richard Lovell Edgeworth / Honora Sneyd Edgeworth / [Maria Edgeworth interest]

Litchfield: Printed by J. Jackson. And sold by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London., 1780. 1st Edition . Fair. 4 x 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm). Signed by Author. Volume II (all printed). Unbound with only the first few pages held by cords, most gatherings are detached. Lacking leaves C4 and C5 (pp23-26) and the final leaf I8 (pp126). Also lacking the engraved plate after p102. Dog-eared to corners, light stains to a few pages. Contemporary ink markings to several pages to assist in the reading of the words. Bertha Coolidge Slade, in her 1937 book 'Maria Edgeworth 1767-1849', notes: 'No copy of vol. I of this 1780 edition of Practical Education has been located and it is possible that none ever existed... Undoubtedly only a small number of vol.II were printed, experimentally... Of the four copies located, all belonged to the Edgeworth family'. ESTC actually records 5 copies: Cambridge University Library (2 copies in the Rare Book Room); Oxford University Bodleian Library; UCLA, Department of Special Collections; and Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. A sixth copy was sold at Sotheby's in 2010 for £7500. This example comes from the private library of the Beaufort family. Richard Lovell Edgeworth married Frances Anne Beaufort in 1798, she was his fourth wife and a year younger than his eldest daughter Maria. The two women became close friends and Maria was in frequent contact with many members of the Beaufort family. In 1838 the families became doubly connected when Honora Edgeworth (Richard Lovell Edgeworth's daughter by his third marriage to Elizabeth Sneyd) married Francis Beaufort - Richard Lovell's brother-in-law. This unique copy has been inscribed by Richard Lovell Edgeworth to the leading blank: 'To Mrs. Waller by her obliged friend the Author. By a piece of authorship lege de mala this (which never was published) is to become part of the 2nd vol. of(?) the parents assist.(?)' This would indicate that the book was presented in 1796. Waller was the maiden name of Frances Anne Beaufort's mother, it appears therefore that this item was gifted to an aunt on her mother's side or possibly her grandmother, Anna Maria Waller. An important and exceptionally rare item that laid the foundations of Maria Edgeworth's landmark work 'Practical Edition' published in 1798. Disbound and lacking 5 pages of text, but with wonderful provenance and bearing the inscription of the author. ESTC T211330. Sadleir 794. Slade pp5-7. From the same Beaufort collection we have several other items, including a copy of Maria Edgeworth's first published work, 'Letters for Literary Ladies'. Overall condition is Fair. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £9.05; Oceania £10.50; Rest of World £10.15. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4 x 5 inches (10.5 x 13 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 16mo. xv, [1] (blank) pp1-22, (lacking pp23-26), pp27-126, (lacking pp127 and final blank)

$6490.50

Alice in Wonderland [SIGNED]
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Alice in Wonderland [SIGNED]

By Lewis Carroll / Ralph Steadman (Illust.)

London: Dennis Dobson, 1967. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 9.25 x 13 inches (23 x 32.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear only - no wear or tears to edges. Price clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Signed by the illustrator to label on the half title page, with Steadman's distinctive blown ink splashes. Slight bumping to lower corners of boards otherwise in excellent condition throughout. The rare first Steadman edition. A highly sought after edition, rare in this condition and especially desirable with the illustrator's signature. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 9.25 x 13 inches (23 x 32.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 108

$649.05

The New Man: An Interpretation of Some Parables and Miracles of Christ [SIGNED]

By Maurice Nicoll / [Richard Adams]

London: Stuart and Richards, 1952. 2nd Impression . Very Good/Good. 6.75 x 8.5 inches (17 x 21.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Long tears to front and rear cover, loss to ends of spine and corners. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Olive cloth binding. Foxing to page edges and endpapers, half title page and final blank. Clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, signed by Adams to the front free endpaper. 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: 6.75 x 8.5 inches (17 x 21.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 153

$58.41

Ballroom Dancing [SIGNED]

By Alex Moore / [Richard Adams]

London: Isaac Pitman and Sons, 1943. Reprint . Very Good/Good. 6 x 7 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Loss to ends of spine, tear with loss to rear cover, some edge wear. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good. Book: Blue buckram binding with a few light marks to covers. Light browning to pages, light foxing to page edges, clean text throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, signed by Adams to front free endpaper and dated 1946. 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: 6 x 7 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: xi, 297

$31.15

Christmas Crackers: Being Ten Commonplace Selections 1970-1979 [SIGNED]

By John Julius Norwich / [Richard Adams]

London: Allen Lane, 1981. Reprint . Very Good Minus/Very Good. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: A little light foxing. Slight edge wear, fading and light stain to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. . Overall jacket condition is Very Good Minus. Book: Green cloth binding. Foxing to page edges and endpapers, a few spots to the text. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down. Inscribed to Adams and signed by the author to label on the first blank: 'For Richard Adams - with best wishes - John Julius Norwich.'. Overall book condition is Very Good Minus. 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 8.75 inches (14 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 285

$58.41

In the Miro District and Other Stories [SIGNED]
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In the Miro District and Other Stories [SIGNED]

By Peter Taylor

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 6 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Creasing to flaps, slight edge wear, browning to rear cover. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Black cloth binding with slight lean. Top page edge dyed blue, other edges untrimmed. Very clean condition throughout. Inscribed and signed by the author to front free endpaper: 'For Carolyn and Tom with affection, Peter, August 16, 1977.' . 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 x 8.5 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 204

$84.38

New Zealand Endangered Species: Birds, Bats, Reptiles, Freshwater Fishes, Snails and Insects [SIGNED]
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New Zealand Endangered Species: Birds, Bats, Reptiles, Freshwater Fishes, Snails and Insects [SIGNED]

By Ronald M. Lockley (R.M. Lockley) / Noel W. Cusa (Illust.) / [Richard Adams]

Auckland: Cassell, 1980. 1st Edition . Very Good/Very Good. 8.75 x 11.75 inches (21.5 x 29.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Light browning to spine and rear cover. slight shelf wear, unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Green cloth binding with slight rubbing to lower edge of spine. Light foxing to page edges, otherwise in very clean condition throughout. From the private library of Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, with his attractive bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Signed by Lockley to half title page. Blank facing the title page has a warm inscription from Lockley to Adams and his wife: 'For Richard and Elizabeth, happy memories of many days on land and sea with birds and wildflower, March 1982, Ronald.' Adams was a good friend of Lockley, and Lockley's 'Private life of the Rabbit' had greatly influenced Adams when he wrote Watership Down. The two travelled together to the Antarctic in 1982, and jointly published 'Voyage through the Antarctic' later that year. A wonderful association copy. Overall book condition is Very Good. Size: 8.75 x 11.75 inches (21.5 x 29.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: iv, 150

$194.72

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

$71.40

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

$71.40

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