London: Selwyn & Blount Ltd, 1924. Signed, Limited Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, original grey boards with buckram spine, leather label on spine titled in gilt. Printed on fine handmade paper. 274 pp, colour frontispiece and 11 addition full-page black & white illustrations throughout the text. Issued in a limited edition of 260 hand-numbered copies Signed by the Author, this being copy No 108. Corners very slightly bumped; attractive bookplate of Andrew & Mary Henderson Bishop on front paste-down; a virtually fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311326
¶ A classic children's novel, or rather a classic tale of fantastic adventure, now highly underrated and generally ignored - for no reason whatsoever other than modern incompetence and ignorance. The work is known to have had a profound influence on the author Richard Adams when he was a child, and is almost directly responsible for his crafting of the novel 'Watership Down'. An extraordinarily great fantasy novel.