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Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.)
RICHARD ADAMS Watership Down SIGNED LETTER 1976 1st ill. Edition LEATHER BINDING
London: 1976. Overall condition is Very Good +. See description for full details and photos. Watership Down [SIGNED] By Richard Adams / John Lawrence (Illust.) London:Penguin Books1976 (1st Edition) Approx Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cms) Hardback. x, 550 printed pages First printing of the first illustrated edition. Fine half blue calf leather binding with blue buckram boards. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and ornaments to compartments. Top page edge gilt, with a light scratch. Light spotting to page edges and a couple of light spots to half title page and title page, otherwise in first class condition throughout. With Adams's attractive engraved bookplate to front pastedown endpaper. Includes a charming typed and hand signed letter from the author: 'Dear Geoff, I am writing to thank you most warmly for your generous present of half a dozen bottles of - excellent - Claret. My wife and I are in the process of drinking it with much enjoyment. I trust that all goes well with your daughter Katy, and I'm much encouraged to know that she has enjoyed Watership Down. Yours sincerely Richard Adams.' Letter is dated 20th January 2005 and has a horizontal fold. A unique leather bound example in lovely 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 Condition is Very Good + There are many more r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Tarrington Books (cakemonster_yumyum) [Tarrington, Herefordshire, GB]
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