New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1974. First American edition. Near Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket First printing. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication on the title page: "To Janet and John / With kind regards / Richard Adams / June 1974." Book spine solidly bumped, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket that is particularly fresh. And, among anthropomorphic bunny tales, this one ranks pretty high, just after "The Velveteen Rabbit" and before "Bunnicula."