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Seller: michaelkempbookseller
100.0% positive
Minster on Sea, GB
Ended Aug 27, 2022 4:34:58 AM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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TOLKIEN - THE HOBBIT. 1937 1ST ED 2ND PRINTING WITH ORIGINAL DUST JACKET TOLKIEN - THE HOBBIT. 1937 1ST ED 2ND PRINTING WITH ORIGINAL DUST JACKET Click images to enlarge Description J.R.R. TOLKIEN THE HOBBIT, OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN. Illustrated by the author. Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1937. 2nd impression, also 1937. FIRST EDITION WITH THE 4 COLOUR PLATES. RARE IN THE DUST WRAPPER. An honest and unrestored unsophisticated copy of a rare edition of Tolkien's famous work. The book was originally issued earlier in the year with black and white illustrations only, before being reprinted with 4 colour illustrations by the author. In the original binding which is a little grubby with a very slight spine lean. There is the original author's name and address dated 1941 on the back of the first end paper, and another author's note on the rear end paper, two pen marks on the title page. All of these could be removed by a professional restorer. One or two bits of very light foxing. It comes with the original 2nd impression dust wrapper [so stated on the inner flap] which is not price clipped. The large flaps are intact but there is a large piece missing from the front panel; the top of the spine lacks a section and there is some other chipping elsewhere. Please look carefully at all the images and ask any questions before committing to a purchase. This is sent post free worldwide with full tracked and insured priority shipping. Copies without dust wrappers sold recently include one at Bonhams London for £4,845 [including buyer's premium] in Spring 2022; and one at Dominic Winter Book Auctions for £6,624 [including premium] in June 2022 All items are complete with no pages or illustrations missing, in the original binding and with no tears, rips or other major faults unless described above. All postages quoted are for delivery to an address in mainland U.K. unless otherwise stated. For other destinations including the Highlands & Islands and the Channel Islands please enquire about postage rates before bidding. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. I AM HAPPY TO SUPPLY FURTHER IMAGES IF REQUIRED. MAKE ANY ENQUIRIES BEFORE BIDDING PAYMENT: FOR SUMS UNDER £20 I ONLY ACCEPT PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR LARGER AMOUNTS I ALSO ACCEPT CHEQUES AND BANK TRANSFER BID WITH CONFIDENCE. I am full time bookseller, established in 1979 - SEE MY 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK PLEASE RESOLVE ANY QUERIES BY EMAIL BEFORE BIDDING. Payment I prefer payment by Paypal. I also accept payment by credit card or bank transfer. For purchases over £20 I will also accept sterling cheques drawn on a London bank. Contact Us For further images please contact me via eBay Messaging Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter
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