Watership Down.London: Rex Collings, 1972 Stock Code: 134134
First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author, "To Patty, with love, Richard Adams, November 1974" on the title page. Watership Down was initially turned down by the major publishing houses, before publication by Rex Collings in 1972, and it was quickly established as a major work of British post-war literature. Sales exceeded 100,000 copies in the first year, and Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction.
The novel was adapted into an animated film in 1978, and two animated television series, the first running from 1999 to 2001, the second airing in 2018.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and rabbit design to front board gilt. With 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.
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