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Watership Down by  Richard Adams - First Edition - 1974 - from Bailey Bonzo Books (SKU: 001161)

Watership Down

Watership Down by  Richard Adams - First Edition - 1974 - from Bailey Bonzo Books (SKU: 001161)
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Watership Down

by Adams, Richard

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  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
VG+/VG+
ISBN 10
0027000303
ISBN 13
9780027000306
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MacMillan & Co. LTD, 1974. Book. VG+. Quarter Cloth and Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Second printing, number line from 10 down to 2. Does have the 70003 on both the DJ and the rear board. Quarter cream cloth with taupe hardcover. This copy is VG+ in a VG+ , unclipped ($6.95) DJ and protective cover. Exterior has minimal rubbings in spots on the front, otherwise bright and clean. Inside is unmarked ( save for PO armorial BP to FEP), clear, and tightly bound. DJ is bright with a tiny bit of foxing to the top of the spine, one small chip at the bottom back spine, and a couple of randon foxing spots..

Synopsis

Watership Down is an allegorical fantasy novel written by British author Richard Adams, narrating the adventures of a small group of anthropomorphized rabbits as they escape the destruction of their homeland. The story is set in England’s Downs, an idyllic rural home to the small native creatures who possess their own cultures, languages, poetry and mythology. They are soon faced with the settlement of humanity and watch as their land is ravaged by farmland and industrialized commercial advancement. In fear of their lives they leave their homes in hope of finding safety for their family and friends, despite the temptations and perils they are forced to struggle with along the way.

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On Dec 27 2016, a reader said:
After hearing of Richard Adams' death, I turned once again to a book I have long considered to be a best friend. This adventure story pulls you into a world unseen by humans. The characters are human enough to relate to but animal enough to remain rabbits. The story is captivating and relevant. No matter how many times I read it, I can never put it down while reading the last quarter, it's so suspenseful and exciting.

The characters have been beloved of me for many years and I only hope that I have Fiver's insight, Hazel's authority, Bigwig's strength, and Blackberry's wits.

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Details

book dealer
Bailey Bonzo Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
001161
Title
Watership Down
Author
Adams, Richard
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - VG+
Jacket condition
VG+
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0027000303
ISBN 13
9780027000306
Publisher
MacMillan & Co. LTD
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1974
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Bailey Bonzo Books

Bailey Bonzo Books....Specializing in collectble First Editions, SIGNED copies, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and RARE copies of all kinds.

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