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    Signed First Edition of Richard Adams' First Book

    Richard Adams. Watership Down. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1972.

    First American edition. Signed by Adams on verso of half-title page; additionally inscribed on title page. Octavo. 429 pages.

    Publisher's beige quarter cloth with matching paper boards and gilt spine titles. Softly bumped corners with a few modest spots of soiling to page edges. Two crisp dust jackets are present with this copy. First issue jacket with British blurbs and second issue with American blurbs. Overall, a near fine copy.

    Adams' tale of rabbit culture was initially turned down by all major publishing houses, but once it reached the store shelves, it won both the prestigious Carnegie Medal and The Guardian Award for Children's Fiction. Penguin Books reports that Watership Down is its best-selling novel of all time.


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