1972 WATERSHIP DOWN Richard Adams First Edition Hardcover Dust Jacket
1972 WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams. First Edition Third Printing Hardcover. Dust Jacket has been price clipped and is in a protectective archival sleeve. Bookplate sticker on first page.
Watership Down, published in 1978, follows rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home (the hill of Watership Down), encountering perils and temptations along the way. While it has never been nationally banned, it has been banned by individual schools because of its violent content. It addresses dark topics like suicide, prejudice, and genocide. There are several scenes in which terrified rabbits are chased and violently attacked by other animals. If you are a collector of banned books, this is a novel you want on your library shelf.