New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, beige buckram with gold lettering and brown embossed "Shardik" bear motif on front cover, colored map endpapers of the "Belkan Empire," 604 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #582
An attractive copy of the author's second novel.
Richard Adams (1920 – 2016) was an English novelist who is best known as the author of Watership Down, Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He studied modern history at university before serving in the British Army during World War II. Afterwards, he joined the British Civil Service. In 1974, two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author.