Unfinished Tales
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264986637029
Seller: thelionsbreath
(118)
100.0% positive
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Completed
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Ended Dec 25, 2020 4:27:26 AM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
Buy-It-Now:
$5,000.00
Buyer: a***f (476)
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✨ ✨ The Hobbit - 2nd Impression (1937) - J.R.R. TOLKIEN 1937. The Second Impression By December 15, the first printing was sold out and a second impression was quickly prepared. It originally consisted of 2,300 copies. This edition was marked "Second Impression 1937", although it was actually published in January 1938. During the bombing of London in 1940, 423 unbound copies were destroyed by a fire at the bindery of Key & Whiting. —— December 1937 - 2,300 copies printed by Unwin Brothers. Jackets printed separately by FGS A total of 1,900 copies were bound in the Allen & Unwin binding: December 1937 - 500 copies bound March 1938 - 60 copies bound April 1938 - 120 copies bound May 1938 - 110 copies bound June 1938 - 60 copies bound June 1938 - 150 copies bound October 1938 - 40 copies bound November 1938 - 52 copies bound December 1938 - 60 copies bound February 1939 - 40 copies bound March 1939 - 40 copies bound ?March 1939 - 268 copies bound June 1940 - 35 copies bound ?June 1940 - 365 copies bound November 1940 - The remaining 423 unbound copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire caused by German bombing ———————— Sellers notes : This copy was one of the first 500 copies sold when it came out in December 1937. (see inscription) Inscription is what made me purchase this copy - other people may view this differently but I’d like to think the mother was playing in character of Sméagol/Gollum a little bit. Inscription as follows “To Michael With Love from Mother January 1938 We hope he’ll write lots more books, don’t we?” ———— 60 copies didn’t come out until March 1938. Comes with a true second impression facsimile dust jacket with the correct size dimensions. I’ve fallen on some hard times. I paid quite a bit for this along with import and shipping fees to obtain this from the UK. I am only looking to recoup the cost of what I paid (no profit) However if it does not sell with the Buy It Now option within the month I will relist it as an auction. Full insurance will be included and shipped in a safe box. Any questions - shoot me a message - thank you for your interest ? ✨
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