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Tarka the otter : his joyful water-life and death in the country of the two rivers / with an introduction by The Hon. Sir John Fortescue, K.C.V.O. ; illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe

Henry Williamson

RA Collection: Book

Record number




First illustrated edition


London; New York: G. P. Putman's Sons, 1932

Physical Description

xiv, 278 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 19 cm.

Original Version Note

The book first appeared as a limited subscription edition of 100 copies bound in full vellum, privately published, printed by the Chiswick Press, in August 1927, price three guineas. This was followed by a further limited edition of 1000 copies published by G.P. Putnam & Sons, also printed by Chiswick Press, bound in half brown cloth/cream buckram, October 1927, price one guinea. The first trade edition was published by in October 1927 (7/6d), with jacket by Hester Sainsbury. The first illustrated edition by Charles F. Tunnicliffe was published by Putnam in 1932, price five shillings. [Source: The Henry Williamson Society website].


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