1972 1st ed. Richard Adams "Watership Down" First American edition 2nd printing Vintage hardcover novel in original dust jacket
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First Edition "Watership Down", by Richard Adams and published by Macmillan in 1974 (copyright is 1972, but first published in 1974). Second printing.This is a true First Edition, American hardcover with original dust jacket that shows a retail price of $6.95. The "printers" line begins with "2". The number "70003" is on the back cover of the book and the jacket, as the first edition requires.This is a "very good" or better vintage hardcover in light salmon paper boards over tan cloth wrapped spine. No loose, torn, folded or creased pages. Binding is crisp with intact hinges and gutters. The text block closes tightly, relatively uniform and bright all around, just a hint or two of mild rubs. Board corners are crisp and square with a hint of wear at the tips, front lower slightly bumped. No writing or plates. Most unusually, the text block is not sagged at the upper spine edge - a typical condition of these volumes.The original, first edition dust jacket is carefully protected in a removable archival sleeve. It has not been price clipped, there are no pen marks. Small triangular loss at back side of spine head. Front and back covers are amazingly free from marks or scuffs.Overall, a much better than typical copy of this volume, in a very early printing!Will make a great gift for that Watership Down fan in your life!See accompanying images for full condition details.Will ship promptly, carefully packaged.