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Seller: stevegibbs1283
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100.0% positive
Colchester, GB
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Ended Jan 20, 2021 5:39:39 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
£15,000.00
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Rare The Hobbit - 1st edition - 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien. For sale is a wonderful first edition, first impression of J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit, a book which has become increasingly difficult to find in any condition, only 1488 were printed in 1937 and the number that have survived is unknown. This is the book which gave birth to modern fantasy fiction, and I believe, the only copy of the true first edition offered for sale worldwide at this time. The book itself is a solid and honest copy with no torn, loose or missing pages. There are no inscriptions, or previous owner bookplates. There is a very small area on the bottom outer edges where the cloth has worn, please see photo, otherwise the boards present well in their original pale green colour. Internally the book is a nice clean example, without any of the usual foxing which accompanies this book. All of the plates are present. The binding is good on the book. The book also comes with a facsimile dust jacket of the original dust jacket which would have accompanied the book at sale in 1937. This makes a wonderful addition whilst protecting the book. The Hobbit 1937 - first edition - 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. The Hobbit 1937 - first edition - 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class.
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