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28 March 2019

Modern First Editions

Lot 1

Richard Adams, Watership Down, first edition, signed by the author [London, Rex Collings, 1972]

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Estimate £800 - £1200 + fees

Sold Price £1200



Richard Adams, Watership Down, first edition, signed by the author [London, Rex Collings, 1972]


 


complete with large folding map, title signed Yours sincerely, Richard Adams, some faint scattered spotting to preliminary and penultimate leaves and pastedowns, original brown cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, corners and spine ends a little bumped, lower cover with with some discolouration, volume with slight shelf lean, original dust-jacket, spine slightly faded, extremities with some very faint finger-soiling, a few closed tears along creases and a few small chips to head and tail of spine with fractional loss, unclipped, overall an excellent copy, 8vo


 


An excellent copy of the author's first landmark novel.