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261381347943
Seller: diverjbks (1244)
99.7% positive
Miami, Florida, US
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Ended Feb 2, 2014 7:12:56 AM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
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$825.00
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Diverjbks Store The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien 1938 1st Ed/1st printing Rare! The Hobbit Written by J.R.R. Tolkien Published by: Houghton Mifflin Company Printed in: 1938 Pages: 310 + 4 color illustrations ----- Features ----- · 4 color illustrations · 9 black and white illustrations · Rebound in full Leather with Five Raised Bands to the spine · Top Edge Gilt · First Edition with bowing hobbit on the title page Condition This book is in fair condition. This is an ex-library book that has been rebound in full brown leather with an inlaid color image to the front cover. Top edge Gilt with a red silk bookmarker sewn in. The original front endpapers have been saved but the original rear endpapers have been replaced with facsimlie. This book contains all 4 original color illustrations and all 9 black and white illustrations, with none missing or removed. Some pages have some small closed tears or edgewear. Several pages are missing a corner. Three pages that are missing their corners have some text loss. These pages have the text replaced with a facsimilie corner (shown above). There is foxing throughout. A number of pages have been stamped with library markings. This is a First Edition, 1st state with the bowing hobbit on the title page and the Chapter VII heading incorrectly labeled "Chapter VI". A rare 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 beautiful copy of Tolkien's classic tales. If you have any questions or you want more pictures please feel free to email.Overseas bidders only Paypal accepted