Category: Manuscripts

WATERSHIP DOWN Stock code: 10800


London: The Paradine Press. 1976


First edition thus. With a new foreword by the author. Signed by the author and with an original watercolour by the illustrator. 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. An excellent copy, the spine a touch faded otherwise the binding is fine, clean and bright. The contents are entirely complete and fine throughout. A lovely copy.




Limited edition of 250 copies, this being one of 30 or so with a signed original watercolour illustration by John Lawrence on the front free endpaper. Above the original illustration there is a calligraphic manuscript inscription in red ink "With Love From David / May 1979". Signed by Richard Adams in red ink on the copyright page.