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251352412309
Seller: diverjbks (1148)
100.0% positive
Miami, Florida, US
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Ended Oct 15, 2013 7:59:42 AM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
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$24,995.00
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Diverjbks Store The Hobbit 1937 1st Ed/1st printing with Dust Jacket SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien!! The Hobbit Written by J.R.R. Tolkien Published by: George Allen and Unwin Ltd. Printed in: 1937 Pages: 310 ----- Features ----- · Tipped-in Signature by J.R.R. Tolkien!! · Original First State Dust Jacket with ink correction on rear panel· First Edition, 1st state with black and white frontspiece Condition This book is in good condition. There is some darkening to the outside boards and some wear to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners. A few pages have some very light foxing, but most of the book is clean. There are no bookplates or markings of any kind. This book contains its original black and white frontspiece and all its original illustrations, with none missing or removed. This is a First Edition / First printing from 1937, one of only 1500 copies. This book comes with its rare original dust jacket. The dustjacket is in good condition. It is missing its original front flap (which has been replaced with a facsimile). It is slightly darkened and has some light wear along its edges. It has the ink correction of the "e" in Dodgeson on the rear panel. The book is signed by Tolkien on a mounted paper tipped in on the title page. A rare Signed copy of Tolkien's classic work. SynopsisThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again, better known by its abbreviated title The Hobbit, is a fantasy novel and children's book by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on September 21, 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature. Set in a time "Between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men", The Hobbit follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. Bilbo's journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into darker, deeper territory. The story is told in the form of an episodic quest, and most chapters introduce a specific creature, or type of creature, of Tolkien's Wilderland. By accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey and adventurous side of his nature and applying his wits and common sense, Bilbo develops a new level of maturity, competence and wisdom.---------- About the Author---------- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,(1892–1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature there from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (which hasn't been out of print since the paper shortages of the Second World War) led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature—or, more precisely, of high fantasy. ---------- Return Policy---------- If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, a FULL refund will be issued so long as I am notified within 14 days after you receive your purchase. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. A great chance to own a Rare Signed copy of Tolkien's classic work. If you have any questions or you want more pictures please feel free to email.Overseas bidders only Paypal accepted
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