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141359715229
Seller: cybernicko (17)
100.0% positive
Brighton, GB
Completed
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Ended Aug 6, 2014 11:15:50 AM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
£139.99
[16 Bids]
Buyer: n***a (173)
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NO RESERVE. LOW STARTING PRICE. An exceptionally rare opportunity to bid for what is arguably the finest and most beautiful edition of The Hobbit ever published. Printed in 2002 from the original Folio edition of 1979 this is one of the Folio Society's hand numbered limited edition of 1750 copies. This book is number 1380. Quarter-bound in Moroccan dark brown wassa goatskin leather, with sides of hand-woven pure Indian silk. Illustrations drawn by Eric Fraser from original designs by Ingahild Grathmer (pseud. of the Queen of Denmark). Gilded top edges, with ribbon markers. Calligraphy on spines and slipcase by John Andrew. Slipcase bound in full Moroccan dark brown wassa goatskin leather, with scalloped edges. Printed at the Bath Press, 245 pages. An immaculate copy in as new and unread condition. The winning bidder will receive the book by Royal Mail Special Delivery, postage paid by the seller, packed carefully in a professional book posting box which will itself be packed into an outer box.
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