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Adams, Richard 
WATERSHIP DOWN. LONDON: REX COLLINGS, 1972
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183
Adams, Richard 
WATERSHIP DOWN. LONDON: REX COLLINGS, 1972
Estimate
3,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Adams, Richard 
WATERSHIP DOWN. LONDON: REX COLLINGS, 1972
8vo. 2-page autograph letter signed laid in, folded colored map at end. Brown cloth, gilt rabbit motif to upper board, spine gilt-lettered, yellow pictorial dust jacket. — Uncorrected proof copy, 8vo. Numerous editorial annotations made by Reg Sones in black ink and pencil, comprising suggested deletions, additions and other emendations to the text. Publisher's printed wrappers; spine cocked, front wrapper cleanly separated along joint, light soiling and tanning. Original pictorial dust jacket from the trade edition present. 
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Provenance

Swann Galleries, 18 May 2016, lot 58

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, ALONG WITH UNCORRECTED PROOF (Reg Sones's copy, indicated in his hand in black pen on front wrapper margin), AND TWO-PAGE AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED from Adams to Sones. The letter, dated "4th January, 1979," sent from Knocksharry House, Isle of Man, Adams notes: "I am in the throes of another novel. This time about people." Of the 1978 animated film version of his book, the author comments: "I don't really think an awful lot of the film of 'Watership Down', do you? But it's raking in the dough — dollars as well as sterling." 

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