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Stratford-upon-Avon 07785110512, GB
Ends Dec 22, 2022 2:55:58 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien 1937, 1st Edition, second printing by George Allen and Unwin UK in a facsimile 1937 wrapper. First Published in 1937, with the colour illustrations by JRR Tolkien. Frontispiece of The Mill: Hobbiton across the water. Beautiful rare 1st edition from the same year as the first printing. Dragon design to front board, clean map endpapers, no internal inscriptions or writing and just a few internal marks, overall very clean and a lovely copy which is too good to rebind. The book is square, binding tight with no loose pages, please see pictures which show the wear to the spine, the book is now protected with a facsimile dust jacket and housed in a clamshell case with gilt text. A beautiful rare and nostalgic copy from 85 years ago. Just as Tolkien himself intended in green boards and with his dragon design. One for the collection. All 1st edition issue points correct as in the Douglas Anderson & Wayne Hammond Descriptive Bibliography 1993. 100% feedback. see SOA Books on face book and abebooks. Specialists in rare Tolkien books, letters and ephemera. I have this book listed elsewhere and please contact me with any questions before bidding.Contact me for delivery, postage and insurance options. I may be able to deliver free within the UK depending on distance. Posting and insurance at cost overseas. Coming soon. Fine unread set of The Lord of the Rings, 1st printings 1954/54/55 with very near fine unrestored wrappers.
Submitted by: Trotter