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274216004740
Seller: smithsw (1412)
100.0% positive
High Wycombe, GB
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Ended Feb 19, 2020 2:34:40 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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£265.00
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J R R Tolkien - 'The Hobbit' - UK 13th Impression Hardcover first edition, 13th impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1961. Scarce early edition of this Tolkien work. This copy is particularly unusual for its binding error - the colour illustration opposite the title page has been bound in upside down - a rare copy that escaped Unwin quality control, I can't find a reference to anything like this. The book is otherwise in very good clean condition. The green cloth covered boards with illustration of Smaug to the covers are very bright and unmarked, a little fading to top and bottom of the spine. Map end papers. Internally very clean with no foxing to pages, no inscriptions. The dust cover is the correct 13th impression and is in good condition, not price clipped. There is edge wear and closed tears, chipping to the head of the spine. The dust jacket is now protected in an archival sleeve. Payment by UK cheque or Paypal. Postage: UK £5.00; Europe Insured Airmail £12.10; USA and Canada Insured Airmail £17.60. THE BOOK WILL BE VERY CAREFULLY PACKED AND SENT BY FULLY INSURED POST.
Submitted by: Stu
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