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Seller: iwc_2004
100.0% positive
New Canaan, Connecticut, US
Ended Aug 6, 2023 8:29:51 PM
Category: Books & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectible
Condition: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1959...Second Edition, 1959 printing (2nd Edition, 7th Printing): A near fine book in a near fine original dust jacket.
THE HOBBIT1959 SECOND EDITION, 7TH IMPRESSIONJ.R.R. TOLKIENPLEASE VIEW OUR EBAY STORE WHICH IS NEATLY ORGANIZED FOR A GREAT BROWSING EXPERIENCE! George Allen & Unwin, London, 1959Second Edition, 1959 printing (2nd Edition, 7th Printing): A near fine book in a near fine original dust jacket.The first printing of The Hobbit was issued on 21st September 1937 with a print run of only 1500 copies. The book was an immediate success and sold out within months. Today first/firsts are selling for $200,000 and up in an original jacket, and any early printing in an original dust jacket is highly collectible.This book is in near fine condition with crisp boards, sharp corners with one corner tip bump, and no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. The cloth has some of the common fading along the outer edges. The end papers are clean and bright and in perfect condition with a tiny bookseller sticker to lower edge, otherwise no owner names, no inscriptions and no bookplates. The internal pages are clean, bright and flat appearing as unread with no handling marks, no writing, no bent pages and no foxing. Please see all the images.The original dust jacket has benefited from some very slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the very outer spine tips, and as such and presents as a fine/near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no edgewear, no rips, no chips, no tears, no rubbing, no fading and no foxing. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of 12s. 6d. net. The jacket is now protected in a new clear removable archival cover. Please see detailed images.A superb very early printing in the original dust jacket.This book is part of a collection. Please see our stores for other rare book listings.Please note the cost to ship includes full insurance. Insurance is calculated at the USPS rate of $1.00 per $100 of value and will show up as a handling fee on your invoice but is only the cost to ensure your book in transit.
Seller: aparkers
Ends 2023/10/20 1:56:01
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