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Seller: book-box-london
100.0% positive
London, GB
Ended Jun 21, 2021 7:26:39 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
Buyer: a***v (574)
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The Blurb The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.A timeless classic.Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J. R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale, ‘The Hobbit’. Since its first publication in 1937 it has remained in print to delight each new generation of readers all over the world, and its hero, Bilbo Baggins, has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of fiction. The Book This is a Rare Printing of the 2nd UK hardback edition published by George Allen & Unwin in 1957. Technically the 9th printing overall, this is the 5th printing of the 2nd edition and exceptionally scarce in the original unclipped unrestored wrapper.Market prices seem to be getting stronger all the time for this classic key title that covers Fiction/Fantasy/Children’s. Now is a great time to secure a copy before they disappear into private hands. A great example of this collectible book, solidly bound and in Near Fine condition. With the colour frontispiece, the full page map designs and illustrations by Tolkien. Neat inscription to FFEP. Boards slightly faded at edges, with a couple of small dings. In the lovely unrestored original unclipped 9th impression (correct) wrapper with the price of 12s 6d to front flap.Some light browning and wear to spine and edges, with slender chips and short closed tears at joints.A little foxing to verso. Jacket has a few light marks. A fairly striking and bright example of this wrapper in virtually complete condition. There aren’t many that come to market, especially in this condition. We have loads of other Tolkien books available. If you cannot see what you are looking for, please ask, as we have an extensive catalogue that is unlisted. ♻️ We care about our environment and all our packaging is either biodegradable, (even our bubblewrap), recyclable, or recycled. ♻️ If you would prefer either type of packaging, please do let us know when you order. Of course, returns are accepted; please see our returns policy. We aim to send items out within one working day. ? If you require a particular postage service, please ask when purchasing. Normal domestic postage for this book would be recorded, sent in secure packaging, and will cost nothing. International Buyers we offer a signed, tracked Air Mail service for £25. Please expect to wait up to four weeks for delivery, although they do aim to deliver within a week. A tracking number will be provided for your convenience. We are proud that customers from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong have received books from us in perfect condition. If the cost is less at the Post Office, we will refund the difference. _gsrx_vers_859 (GS 7.0.21 (859))
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