Watership Down

Adams, Richard

Published by Rex Collings Ltd, 1978
ISBN 10: 0901720313 / ISBN 13: 9780901720313
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First published in 1972, this is a eleventh impression of 1978. Possibly ex library, but only one small discreet stamp on title page and old tape marks to front and back endpapers and fep. Edge wear to orange boards, fingerprint soiling to paper fore edges, text block slightly shaken, slight creasing to jacket with small loss to top of spine. Not price clipped (£4.50), no other inscriptions, overall a good reading copy. 413pp. Classic. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

Review: Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure.

The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. --Paul Hughes

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Title: Watership Down
Publisher: Rex Collings Ltd
Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Jacket design by TAS Gibson
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Reprint

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Book Description Rex Collings, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Reprint. Light wear to boards. Content is clean with some foxing and marks to outer edge pages. Good DJ with some edge wear and creasing. Seller Inventory # 9999-9995563450

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Book Description Rex Collings, London, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Reprint. First printed in the UK in 1972, Second edition 1973, reprinted 1973,1974(twice) Spotting and light scattered foxing to page edges.Gift inscription to prelim.Tape mark to ffep.Jacket a little rubbed and creased to head of spine.Some tanning to dust-jacket top edge. Good copy in an unclipped dust-jacket £3.95 net. Seller Inventory # 000650

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Book Description London, Rex Collings, 1973, 1973. Reprint Hardback, d/j is a little tatty, split down one spine edge, nicked and bumped on all edges. Previous owners name, o/w good. Seller Inventory # 1791

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Book Description Rex Collings, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Green boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped. Square binding. Map intact. 1976 edition. Seller Inventory # 7000

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Book Description U.K / Rex Collings, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. This is a 'Ex-Library' copy. Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Illustrated with a map. This was the authors first book as Adams had originally begun telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, and they insisted that he publish it as a book. It took two years to write. This is a 'reprinted' hardback with its dustjacket in good condition-there is a library stamp on the back of the title page. (413 pages). Originally published in 1972. Seller Inventory # 6545

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Book Description Rex Collings, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Green bards, title and rabbit decoration in gilt. Spine ends slightly bumped with a little fading to extremities, one corner slightly bumped, otherwise very little wear, top edge tinting faded. edges of page block a little age-yellowed but contents clean and bright, not inscribed, includes folding map of 'Watershio Down' to back of the book. Wrapper (green background, red titles) bright on front, but faded on spine, title etc still legible. Seller Inventory # 006443

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Book Description Rex Collings, UK, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Edgewear and rubbing to jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Bumping to board corners. Now protected in non-adhesive plastic wrap. ISBN: 0901720313. ISBN/EAN: 9780901720313. ## For Tracked shipping on orders leaving Australia, select PRIORITY option at checkout. Seller Inventory # 31234

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