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Watership Down
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books & Kestrel Books,, 1976. Illustrated by John Lawrence. Octavo (230 × 152 mm). Original dark green crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt, compartments with raised bands and gilt motifs, rabbit vignette to front board in gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. With the marbled slipcase. Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white; a coloured folding map tipped-in at the rear. Ownership signature to first blank. A superb copy. Number 71 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams' first novel. This extremely popular animal story was initially turned down by all major publishing houses. When finally issued by Rex Collings in 1972, sales exceeded 100,000 in the first year and Adams was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for children's fiction.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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