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133887340550
Seller: watsgwaglen
(128)
100.0% positive
Everett, Massachusetts, US
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Ended Sep 25, 2021 7:46:04 PM
Category: Books & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectible
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$4,500.00
Buyer: n***s (638)
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RARE The First American Hardback Edition of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" 1938 w/Dust Jacket (3rd Printing, Nov. 1938). Author- J. R. R. Tolkien. Black and white illustrations, as well as 4 color illustrations. 310 pages. Research indicates that this is the 3rd Printing of The First American Hardback Edition of "The Hobbit." The reasons that this appears to be the 3rd Printing of the Third Edition are the Flautist symbol on the title page, no TYPE FLAWS within Text, and a smooth map stock on front and back end-paper maps. Additionally, Chapter VII correctly starts on page 118, which would reveal it to be at least the 3rd printing of First Edition. This hardback book measures 6 1/4 X 8 1/4 inches (approx.) Condition of book is as pictured, with ripped and missing sections of Dust Jacket. Additionally, there is wear at top and bottom of outer spine, a few browning spots on hardback cover and hardback corners are worn (as pictured). Also there is a small pencil lead blotch on back end-paper map from someone likely trying to erase a pencil mark. Otherwise, all pages are clean and there is no mustiness or spotting. Sold AS IS. Will be shipped Insured with Signature Confirmation.
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