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Adams, Richard & Lawrence, John (Illus.) ~ Watership Down : The First Illustrated Edition Signed By Both The Author And Illustrator : With Ephemera
Kestrel Books and Penguin Books Ltd, UK : 1976
The First UK printing of this illustrated edition published by Kestrel Books and Penguin Books Ltd, UK in 1976. The BOOK is in near Fine condition and appears unread. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with just a hint of fading of the colouring to the spine. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. The publisher's pictorial Slipcase is in near Fine condition. The book has been signed by both the author and illustrator to the verso of the half-title page : ' To Laurence, with best wishes from Richard Adams + John Lawrence, all good wishes'. The recipient was the British stained glass artist, Laurence Lee. Loosely laid in is a H/W letter letter dated July 1979, from John Lawrence to the same recipient regarding a bookplate that John Lawrence had completed. There is also loosely laid in, a flyer for a signing event for Paul Theroux and John Lawrence. A very sharp copy of this wonderfully illustrated edition of Adam's debut novel which won him the Carnegie Medal. Collectible.
CONDITION: Near Fine
JACKET: Near Fine