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Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, GB
Ended Jan 10, 2022 4:38:10 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
Buyer: l***s (887)
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Hompen [The Hobbit, or There and Back Again] Author: TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (1892-1973) Title: Hompen [The Hobbit, or There and Back Again] Publication: Stockholm: Kooperativa Förbundets, 1947 Description: [Children's Fantasy] FIRST SWEDISH EDITION, being the first foreign language edition. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.269;  blank. With illustrations by Tarbjörn. Publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards, endpaper maps. A few small marks to page edges, one or two short tears within (printed on thin paper), light wear only to covers, spine a little sunned. An attractive copy. The controversial first translation of this work into any language, and also the first translation of any of the author's writing. Upon publication, Tolkien took great umbrage at Förbundets failure to use the book's correct title and their disrespectful butchering of the text. As a result, this edition was suppressed and replaced by an approved translation entitled 'Bilbo' (Hallqvist, 1962). Seller ID: 53291 Subject: Children's Books Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971, as part of Harrington Brothers on London's fashionable King's Road, after 40+ years of bookselling in the capital, Adrian relocated to Royal Tunbridge Wells. Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields. Ian Fleming Bibliographer Jon Gilbert curates our world-class stock of James Bond material, including first edition novels, film posters, original scripts and associated ephemera. Terms All orders ship within two business days. We offer combined shipping on multiple orders. All books and dust-jackets are supplied in suitable archival quality protectors and orders are professionally packed in bubble wrap and high quality cardboard book packs to ensure that they arrive safely. OUR GUARANTEE. We endeavour to describe item as accurately as possible using industry standard grades and our feedback speaks for itself. It is not in our interests to 'overdescribe', but in the unlikely event of a problem we offer a no-quibble refund on all items. Please email if you have any questions, and please view our other items listed.This listing was created by Bibliopolis.
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