London: Hutchinson, 1986. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed on the publication date: "To David Preece from Brian Jacques | 23rd Oct 1986." With a publicity photo from the author and an additional inscribed note on Radio Merseyside stationary. A Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. A few leaves with minor bends at the upper corner. Extremely desirable with the early presentation inscription.
Redwall initially presents its readers with a peaceful animal community thriving in the protection of Redwall Abbey. But when one-eyed warlord Cluny the Scourge threatens the safety of the Abbey and its inhabitants, young apprentice Matthias must rise to the challenge and become the hero everyone needs. Drawing on Arthurian legend and Catholic lore, Brian Jacques creates a unique imaginative world where mice, otters, badgers, and rabbits seek to maintain balance and prosperity in the face of external greed and bloodlust. "This dazzling first story in the Redwall series is packed with all the wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure that readers come to expect from the series...the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey" (Penguin). Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #2873)