Biblio: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Watership Down

By Adams, Richard


Watership Down is a heroic fantasy novel about a small group of rabbits, written by British author Richard Adams. Although the animals in the story live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits' odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

Available copies


image of Watership Down.

Watership Down.

Adams, Richard (Madeleine L'Engle)

London: Rex Collings, 1972. First edition of Richard Adams' timeless classic novel. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow bestselling children's author Madeleine L'Engle, "Yours sincerely, For Madeleine, on a very special occasion Richard Adams." From the library of Madeleine L'Engle. Both Adams and L'Engle were unknown in the publishing world until their singular best-selling award-winning children's novels were finally published after numerous rejections. Both authors' works were also published in their mid-lives after they had married and had children. At the insistence of his daughters, Adams began writing the story he had told them on a car trip in 1966 at the age of 46 and after four publishers and three writers' agencies turned down the manuscript, Rex Collings agreed to publish the work in 1972. The book gained immediate international acclaim and went on to win the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Prize, and was adapted into several feature films and television series. L'Engle's best-selling work A Wrinkle in Time was also initially rejected by at least 26 publishers. It was not until a close personal friend of L'Engle's mother introduced her to John C. Farrar of Farrar, Straus and Giroux that the work was finally published in 1962. L'Engle was 44 years old at the time of publication and A Wrinkle in Time went on to win the Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and inspired two film adaptations, both by Disney: a 2003 television film directed by John Kent Harrison; and a 2018 theatrical film directed by Ava DuVernay. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light shelf wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association.   Although Watership Down was rejected by 13 publishers before Collings accepted it, it has never been out of print, and is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time. It won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize. The title refers to a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story has its roots in the tales that Richard Adams made up for his young daughters during long car journeys. As he explained in 2007 in an interview with the BBC, he "began telling the story of the rabbits . . . improvised off the top of my head, as we were driving along." He based the struggles of the animals on the struggles he and his friends encountered during the Battle of Oosterbeek in 1944. The daughters insisted he write it down—"they were very, very persistent." After some delay he began writing in the evenings and completed it 18 months later.

Item Price
$ 11,000.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

Limited edition (Paradine, 1976). Winner of the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prize. Adapted to film in 1978 and into TV series in 1999 and 2018. One of 250 numbered copies with the original slipcase to be signed by the author and illustrator, of which this is number 12. Additional watercolour illustration to the front free endpaper with the artist's initials. Beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in green crushed morocco with gilt edges and attractive gilt motifs to spine and upper board. A fine copy with a little sunning to spine, as is common, in a fine slipcase.

Item Price
£ 4,250.00
image of Watership Down.

Watership Down.

Adams, Richard

London: Rex Collings, 1972. First edition of the author's first and most beloved work. Octavo, original brown cloth, folding map. Boldly signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelf wear. An exceptional example. Although Watership Down was rejected by 13 publishers before Collings accepted it, it has never been out of print, and is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time. It won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize. The title refers to a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story has its roots in the tales that Richard Adams made up for his young daughters during long car journeys. As he explained in 2007 in an interview with the BBC, he "began telling the story of the rabbits . . . improvised off the top of my head, as we were driving along." He based the struggles of the animals on the struggles he and his friends encountered during the Battle of Oosterbeek in 1944. The daughters insisted he write it down—"they were very, very persistent." After some delay he began writing in the evenings and completed it 18 months later.

Item Price
$ 5,500.00
image of Watership Down.

Watership Down.

ADAMS, Richard.

London: Rex Collings,, 1972. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and rabbit design to front board gilt. With the 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. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author, "To Patty, with love, Richard Adams, November 1974" on the title page.

Item Price
£ 4,000.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

Paradine, 1976 SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies printed. A spectacular copy that is SIGNED by Richard Adams and the illustrator. The book is in fantastic shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy with the publisher's ORIGINAL slipcase. We buy Richard Adams First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. As New.

Item Price
$ 5,000.00
No cover image available

WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS RICHARD

London: Paradine, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies of which this is # 151. This is one of 30 or so rare copies which have an additional watercolour illustration by John Lawrence to the front free end-paper signed in initials by the artist. The binding (by Sangorski and Sutcliffe) is in sumptuous full crushed green morocco with marbled end-papers, raised bands, all edges gilt, with beautiful gilt rabbit motifs to the upper board, gilt corn and rabbit motifs and gilt title to the spine and numerous coloured and black and white illustrations throughout by John Lawrence (one of the UK’s best-known illustrators). This deluxe edition has a new fore-word on the genesis of the story by Richard Adams not published elsewhere. Signed by the Author to the rear of the title page and by the illustrator to the frontispiece. A fine copy in the original marble card slip-case. A remarkable book

Item Price
£ 3,600.00
No cover image available
London: Rex Collings/Penguin/Kestrel/Macmillan/Sotherans, 1972-. A set of first printings of each format of Watership Down with the addition of Sotherans 'Richard Adams' catalogue. Consisting: 'Watership Down', published by Rex Collings - a fine book in near fine (or better) unclipped wrapper with a little pushing to the head of the spine - a superb example of the first appearance of the book. 'Watership Down', published by Penguin in 1974 - a very good book with the usual tanning to the pages. 'Watership Down', published by Macmillan in the USA in 1972. A first edition, first printing with SIGNED photo of the Author included. Wrapper unclipped and a little faded. 'Watership Down: The Illustrated Edition', published by Kestrel/Penguin in 1976. A near fine book with wrapper in slip case. 'Tales From Watership Down', a first edition, first printing published by Hutchinson in 1996. A fine book SIGNED on the title page 'To Jimmy and Celina/oldest and dearest of friends/from/Richard/9th September 1966/Whitchurch/. In a fine wrapper. 'Watership Down - The Film Picture Book, a first edition, first printing in near condition with the dust wrapper. Complete with the rare Sotherans 'Watership Down' catalogue in very good condition. A rare chance to own every format of 'Watership Down', with the highlight being the Rex Collings first printing. Rare.

Item Price
£ 3,250.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

London: Rex Collings, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, first printing. Warmly inscribed by the author "To dear Janet, with much love, Richard Adams, December 1974." Very Good, lean and reading crease to spine, bumping to foot, light rubbing to cloth at extremities, endpapers foxed, previous owner name (Janet Vernon Hall) to front free end paper, edge of page block lightly foxed and soiled; in a Very Good dust jacket with price intact, light soiling, top edge a bit worn with light creasing and short closed tears along the top spine joints. Map at rear intact, a bit worn. A very warm inscription, signed two years after publication.

Item Price
$ 4,200.00
image of Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator)

Watership Down (Signed By The Author And The Illustrator)

Adams, Richard

First edition thus published by The Paradine Press (London) in 1976. With a new foreword by the author. Signed by the author. Publisher-commissioned Sangorski and Sutcliffe full green morocco binding, with gilt illustration and titles to the upper board and spine. Five raised bands to the spine. All edges gilt. Housed in the original marbled card slipcase which is bumped at the corners. An excellent copy, the spine is not faded. The contents are entirely complete and fine throughout. A lovely copy. This is number 37 of a Limited edition of only 250 copies. Signed by Richard Adams in red ink on the limitation page and by the illustrator to the frontis. Neat previous owners name to the upper limitation page. Wonderful frontispiece and illustrations throughout by John Lawrence. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Item Price
£ 2,250.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard; illustrated by John Lawrence

Paradine, 1976 LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies printed. This copy is SIGNED by Richard Adams. A wonderful copy! The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the boards and publisher's slipcase. A sharp copy SIGNED by the author and the illustrator.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

Item Price
$ 2,750.00
image of WATERSHIP DOWN

WATERSHIP DOWN

Adams, Richard

Published by Rex Collings, 1972. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A rabbit with extra-sensory perception - what rubbish, or so the chief rabbit of the warren thought. He ignored Fiver's warning of impending disaster; he was wrong. Brown cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette of two rabbits to bottom corner of front cover. Folding map to rear of book. Light vertical crease running the length of the spine (reading line). Tiny dint to base of spine just above the gilt 's' of 'Collings' (publisher). Light shelf wear to top & tail of spine. Boards clean. Spine slightly cocked. Light foxing to endpapers. Text block and first few text pages lightly browned. Otherwise, contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly grubby with a few small edge-nicks. Includes a SIGNED letter in response to the previous owner who wrote to Richard Adams after reading the book. A real treasure! [S]

Item Price
£ 2,100.00
image of Watership Down.

Watership Down.

ADAMS, Richard.

London: Rex Collings,, 1972. With the author's signature Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and rabbit design to front board in gilt. With the dust jacket. Colour folding map. Minor rubbing to spine ends and tips; a near-fine copy in the jacket with touch of creasing to head of spine, tiny nick to head of front panel. First edition, first impression, with the author's signature pasted on the front free endpaper. The signature appears to be from a typed letter.

Item Price
£ 2,000.00
image of Watership Down [SIGNED]

Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1974. 1st Edition . Near Fine. 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Signed by Author. First printing of the first American edition, with full line number to copyright page. Very fine full green morocco leather binding. Spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt ruled compartments, light patch to title label. All page edges gilt, hand sewn bands, marbled endpapers. A few light marks to page edges, internally in first class condition throughout. Flat signed by the author to title page: 'Yours sincerely, Richard Adams, 30th November 2004'. A unique leather bound example in lovely condition. Overall condition is Near Fine. Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches (15.5 x 23.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 429, [1]

Item Price
£ 1,500.00
image of Watership Down - SIGNED by the Author in custom made solander box
London: Rex Collings, 1972. A first edition, first printing published by Rex Collings in 1972. Signed by the Author to bookplate on pastedown. Very good in like dust wrapper with some light edgewear to spine tips and corners. Comes in custom made solander box.

Item Price
£ 1,500.00
image of WATERSHIP DOWN

WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS, Richard:

  • Seller: Lucius Books
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
London: Rex Collings. 1972. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Original light brown cloth with gilt illustration to the upper board and titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Folding map to the rear. An excellent near fine copy, the cloth very clean and the binding square with minor rubbing and light bumping at the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. With the folding map to the rear as called for and in fine condition. Complete with the rubbed and nicked creased dustwrapper which has small chips at short tears to the fold corners and a little toning of the spine. Not price-clipped (£3.50 net to the front flap). The author's debut novel, rejected by several publishers before Collings accepted it for publication. The book won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in it's first year and is now firmly established as a classic of modern English literature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Item Price
£ 1,400.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

ADAMS, Richard

London: Rex Collings, (1972).. First edition, 8vo, viii, 413, (1) pp. Folding map at the end, contemporary inscription to fly leaf. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, with a few minor white marks otherwise an excellent copy.

Item Price
£ 1,200.00
image of Watership Down - First Illustrated Edition - SIGNED by the Author
London: Kestrel / Penguin, 1976. A first edition, first printing published by Kestrel Books in 1976. A near fine book with previous owner's bookplate. Signed and inscribed to Nigel Sustins from Richard Adams with all best wishes 1978 to the rear of the half-title. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with some light creasing to the front panel and spine. Rare signed.

Item Price
£ 975.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1974. First American Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Signed by Richard Adams on the title page. Very Good with edge wear to covers and bruising to base of spine. Dust soiling to textblock edge with a small water droplet to the top edge. In a Very Good dust jacket with toning to the spine, light edge wear and light soiling. A nice copy of the first American edition, signed by the author.

Item Price
$ 1,250.00
No cover image available

WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS, Richard

  • Seller: Waiting for Godot Books
  • Published: 1972
  • Condition: A fine copy in fine dust jacket in publisher's slipcase box; the pictorial slipcase is very slightly rubbed at extremities,
  • Edition: First edition thus (by this publisher); first illustrated editio
ADAMS, Richard. WATERSHIP DOWN [A Novel]. Illustrated by John Lawrence. (Middlesex, England):: Penguin Books/ Kestrel Books,, 1972. First edition thus (by this publisher); first illustrated edition, with color illustrations by John Lawrence; author's first book. . A fine copy in fine dust jacket in publisher's slipcase box; the pictorial slipcase is very slightly rubbed at extremities, else fine. . Signed and inscribed by Richard Adams: "To M- C- / with best wishes/ Richard Adams/ The Dorchester/ London/ 14th September 1978" (opposite the title page). Large octavo, brown cloth spine, tan paper-covered boards, pp. xii, 550, illustrated by John Lawrence in color and black-and-white and with folding maps.

Item Price
$ 1,250.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

New YorkNew York: Macmillan, 1972 Cream Boards. Near Fine/Excellent. First Edition. 8vo. Unclipped dust jacket with original price $6.95. Jacket shows some minor rubbing and edge wear, Top edge has small chip. Nevertheless a very bright and sharp copy..

Item Price
$ 1,155.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

London: Rex Collings, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Light soiling, several faint spots and light wear to cloth; light, uneven toning at rear. Light reading crease to spine. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Map at rear intact. Searching for a new home on account of impending highway development, a group of anthropomorphic rabbits set out to seek Watership Down. The real Watership Down is a hill near Adams' childhood home, which was threatened by development in 2012.

Item Price
$ 1,000.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1972. Hardcover. Stated First Edition, First Printing: with requisite full number line and 70003 stamped on the back board. 8vo. ix. 429pp. Bound in the original publisher quarter cloth over paper covered boards. A review copy with the publisher slip and Watership Down promotional bookmark laid in. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author on the title page: `To Nancy with kind regards Richard Adams June 1974.` NEAR FINE in Very Good dust jacket. The book itself with just a touch of shelf wear at the corners, spine and boards are ever so slightly rubbed, otherwise the binding is strong and tight, the text is clean and unmarked, and the boards remain bright and distinct. The dust jacket shows just marginal shelf rubbing along the edges and corners, otherwise is not price-clipped remaining bright, colorful and distinct. As pictured.

Item Price
$ 1,000.00
No cover image available
London: Kestrel, 1976. A first edition, first printing published by Kestrel in 1976. A near fine book without inscriptions (small previous owner's sticker to the corner of front endpaper) SIGNED by the Illustrator John Lawrence. Some spotting to the page edges and to the front prelim. In a near fine lightly spine faded unclipped wrapper. In a fine slip case. Rare SIGNED by the illustrator.

Item Price
£ 600.00
image of Watership Down - First Illustrated Edition - A superb copy

Watership Down - First Illustrated Edition - A superb copy

Adams, Richard

Kestrel, 1976. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Kestrel in 1976. A very fine book without inscriptions in a fine unclipped wrapper with some light browning to the spine and one small nick. In a fine slip case. The best copy we have seen for a while.

Item Price
£ 450.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams (His Own Copy)

USA: Atheneum, 2012. 1st 3rd Imp Edition 2012. From the library of Richard Adams the writer of Watership Down. This being his own personal copy of one of his own written books. Full provenance and with a supplied Richard Adams bookplate attached to the front endpaper. This book would have been a presentation copy from the publisher to the author. Illustrated in colour by Aldo Galli. Never issued with a wrapper. Book is fine and very bright. Contents very good. More images can be taken upon request. Ref14130. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Fine. Illus. by Aldo Galli. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

Item Price
£ 450.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

1973-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Item Price
$ 511.71
image of Watership Down [SIGNED]

Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams

London: Rex Collings, 1973. 2nd Edition . Near Fine/Near Fine. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Lovely clean example, very short tear and light crease to lower edge of rear cover, a few tiny spots to spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Near Fine. Book: Second edition, second impression. Brown cloth binding. A couple of very small marks to page edges, otherwise in first class condition throughout. Signed by Richard Adams to a label on the title page. Provenance: We have a hand written and signed letter from Elizabeth Adams (wife of Richard Adams) that accompanied the label. The letter is not included with this item, but a copy will be provided. An early printing in very nice 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 book condition is Near Fine. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

Item Price
£ 350.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

2010-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Item Price
$ 458.33
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams

1993-02-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Item Price
$ 430.65
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Seller: Lasting Words Ltd
  • Published: 1976
  • Condition: Very Good ++
  • Edition: First Edition
UK: Penguin, 1976. 1st Edition 1976. 1st illustrated edition with the lovely colour illustrations by John Lawrence. Bookplate signed by Richard Adams. Book, wrapper and slip case are very good++ and bright. Wrapper top rubbed with very small chip. Cloth a little lightened on cloth on slip case. More images can be taken upon request. Ref . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good++. Illus. by John Lawrence. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Item Price
£ 300.00
image of Watership Down [SIGNED]

Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams

London: Rex Collings, 1973. 2nd Edition . Very Good Plus/Near Fine. 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Lovely clean example with no wear. Price clipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Near Fine. Book: Second edition, second impression. Red cloth binding. Slight foxing to red dyed top page edge a couple of light marks to other page edges. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper, otherwise in excellent condition throughout. Includes a hand written and signed card from the author: 'Many thanks for the Claret it is really excellent and we have enjoyed it very much. Richard Adams.' Card is dated 15/3/2005 at Whitchurch. An early printing in very nice 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 book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5.75 x 8.75 inches (15 x 22 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

Item Price
£ 300.00
image of Watership Down [SIGNED]

Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams

London: Rex Collings, 1974. 2nd Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Slight shelf wear and very slight creasing to head of spine. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good Plus. Book: Fourth printing of the second edition. Green cloth binding. A couple of tiny marks to lower page edge, very light mark to front free endpaper. Paper flaw to contents page, otherwise in first class condition throughout. Signed by the author to title page: 'Richard Adams, November 1974'. 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 book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

Item Price
£ 300.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

  • Seller: Thorn Books
  • Published: 1973
  • Condition: Hardcover
  • Edition: First US edition
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc, 1973. First US edition. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo. ix,(3),429,(1) pp. A small dent on the foredge, top edge and cloth spine foxed, else a very food copy. The dustrapper is not price-clipped. There are a couple of small spots else it ins in near fine condition . The first printing of the US edition, with the full number line on the copyright page; cream-colored binding; and with 70003 in gilt on the rear board. The dustwrapper is also first state, with the rabbit and compass repeated on the rear panel; a price of $6.95; and blurbs from UK entities. Author's first book and a classic adventure novel. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize. Inscribed on the title page by the author "to Paula" and dated 1974.

Item Price
$ 400.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

2014-09-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Item Price
$ 390.71
image of Watership Down : Illustrations By Aldo Galli : Signed By The Author

Watership Down : Illustrations By Aldo Galli : Signed By The Author

Adams, Richard

The First UK printing published by Oneworld publications, UK in 2014. The BOOK is in Fine unread condition. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Fine condition. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been signed (without dedication) by the author to the title page. A copy of the flyer for the signing event accompanies this title as provenance. Striking colour illustrations by Aldo Galli. Scarce. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Item Price
£ 300.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Seller: Lasting Words Ltd
  • Published: 1974
  • Condition: Very Good ++
  • Edition: Second Edition
UK: Rex Collings, 1974. New Edition 1974. States 5th Imp but this printing is the new editon with this wrappr design. Flat signed and dedicated tot he title page by the author. Book is very good++ and bright. Contents good. The complete wrapper is very good+ and quite bright. More images can be taken upon request. Ref9678. Signed by Author. Second Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Item Price
£ 275.00
No cover image available

Tor von Ivrel, Das

Cherryh, C(aroline) J(anice)

  • Seller: Mondevana
  • Published: 1980
  • Condition: ungelesen und daher fast ohne Mängel
  • Edition: Edition: 2.
  • ISBN: 9783453305403
1980. Edition: 2. softcover. ungelesen und daher fast ohne Mängel. 3629 Deutsche Erstveröffentlichung! Ausgezeichnet mit dem John W. Campbell Award!

Item Price
€ 320.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams

Buccaneer Books, 1994-06-01. Hardcover. Good.

Item Price
$ 348.73
image of Watership Down [SIGNED]

Watership Down [SIGNED]

Richard Adams

London: Rex Collings, 1974. 2nd Edition . Very Good Plus/Very Good. 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Signed by Author. Dust jacket: Very slight fading to spine. Slight creasing to ends of spines, light browning to flaps. Unclipped. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Very Good. Book: Fifth printing of the second edition. Green cloth binding, slight fading to edges, of covers, a few small marks to covers. Fading and small spot to top page edge. Very light tanning to endpapers otherwise in very clean condition throughout. The fold out map is in excellent condition. Signed by the author to slip of paper pasted to title page. 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 book condition is Very Good Plus. Size: 5.5 x 9 inches (14 x 22.5 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 413

Item Price
£ 250.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Seller: Lasting Words Ltd
  • Published: 1973
  • Condition: Very Good ++
  • Edition: Second Edition
UK: Rex Collings, 1973. Reprint of the 2nd Edition 1973. A tipped in signed plate by the author to the endpaper. Book is very good++ and bright. The wrapper is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed and nicked. Spine age toned. Further images can be taken upon request. Ref10854. Signed by Author. Second Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good ++/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Item Price
£ 250.00
No cover image available

WATERSHIP DOWN.

Adams, Richard.

NY: MACMILLAN.. Near Fine. 1974. First American Edition. 0025002007 . First American edition. All issue points present. Near fine in near fine jacket. (Slim chipping at crest of spine, with no loss to titles. Trace of foxing at bottom edge. One corner lightly bumped. A few small edge nicks in jacket. Couple skinned spots at bottom edge of boards. ) .

Item Price
$ 300.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

New York: MACMILLAN, 1972. A FINE HARDCOVER IN DJ INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Signed.

Item Price
$ 300.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Seller: Lasting Words Ltd
  • Published: 1983
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
UK: Penguin, 1983. 1st Edition Thus 1983. From the library of Richard Adams with his bookplate to the inner page. A new publication by Penguin. Known as permenant Penguin. Soft limp linen covers. Soft bound Book is near fine and very bright. Un-common. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 14350. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Item Price
£ 225.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

New York: MacMillan, 1974. 1st. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. First American edition. Bound in the publisher's original quarter tan cloth and tan paper over boards, spine and cover stamped in gilt. First state dust with all points present. Dust jacket lightly sunned at the spine, rubbed at the extremities, and with small closed tears at the head and heel.

Item Price
$ 252.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Adams, Richard

This is the hardcover stated Macmillan First Edition from 1972. Both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe.Like New

Item Price
$ 250.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

New York: Macmillian Publishing Co., Inc., 1974. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Tan paper-covered boards with beige backstrip and gilt lettering. Facsimilie author signature to front board. Several small smudges to boards, minor edgewear. Text is clean and white, no marks. Complete number line from 10 to 1. 70003 stamped to rear board. Unclipped DJ with $6.95 price shows mild edgewear, closed tear at head of spine, minor general soiling. "A picaresque saga of the maverick band who set out, against all odds, on a quest for a new home, a better society. How they succeed is an epic adventure and a compelling contemporary odyssey of leadership found and leadership lost." (from the jacket)

Item Price
$ 250.00
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams

  • Seller: Lasting Words Ltd
  • Published: 2012
  • Condition: As New
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
UK: Puffin, 2012. 1st Edition Thus 2012. Illustrated by David Parkins. Flat signed and dated by the author to inner page. 40th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction by the author. The book was signed recently on the 31st March 2012 during an exhibition of new pictures of Watership Down. Richard Adams did a book signing between 3pm and 4pm as the artists paintings were on display at St George’s Church, Andover Road, Wash Common, The timing of the exhibition has come about at the same time of the proposed development of Sandleford Park on some of the countryside which provided inspiration for the book. This has thrust the novel and its 91 year old author who is campaigning against the housing plan, back in the national spotlight. Book is as new. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICKON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 7430. Signed by Author. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by David Parkins. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Item Price
£ 175.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

1975-02-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

Item Price
$ 228.54
No cover image available

Watership Down

Richard Adams

Macmillan, 1972. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy In Like Jacket First Edition/First Printing $6.95 On Flap. Beautiful Fresh Copy of This Classic.

Item Price
$ 225.00
image of Watership Down

Watership Down

Richard Adams

First American edition. All issue points present. Near fine with only blemish being shadow caused small rectangle from paper on half title page being laid in, probably a publisher note or review slip- near fine jacket with price of 6.95 intact.

Item Price
$ 200.00