By Richard Adams
London   Kester/ Penguin
10" by 7" x [5], 18-550pp
A signed presentation copy of the beautifully produced first illustrated edition of Richard Adams's novel.
By Richard Adams

1976 Watership Down

London   Kester/ Penguin
10" by 7" x [5], 18-550pp
A signed presentation copy of the beautifully produced first illustrated edition of Richard Adams's novel.
£1,400.00
: 1kgs / : 892F16

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Author's Presentation Copy, Colour Plates, First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Signed, With Dustwrapper, With Slipcase

The first illustrated edition of this work, in the publisher's original quarter cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper, and the original pictorial slipcase.
 
With the inscription 'To Charles with all good wishes from Richard Adams, Kensington, 18th October 1978' to the verso of the half title.

Illustrated with sixteen full colour reproductions of watercolour paintings and numerous in-text sketches by John Lawrence, and with a folding map to the rear by Marilyn Hemmett. Collated, complete.

Richard Adams' classic tale of survival follows a small group of rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to build a new home. Watership Down won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prize and was adapted into an animated film by Martin Rosen in 1978.

With two loosely inserted publisher's advertisements for this work.

Condition

In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding, with paper covered boards. In unclipped dust wrapper, with paper and cloth covered slip case. Externally, fine. Dust wrapper in exceptional condition, as is slip case. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright. Inscribed to verso of half title.

Fine

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