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402099204689
Seller: elthg-0 (45)
96.4% positive
El Paso, Texas, US
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Ended Sep 30, 2020 4:50:17 PM
Category: Books:Antiquarian & Collectible
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$294.99
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Condition: Ex-library copy, used, minor scuffs and markings to some of the pages, does not affect reading, please see photos for further details
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, FIRST EDITION 12th Impression US edition. Although dated 1961, it was actually printed in Great Britain late 1960 subcontracted by UK publisher's Allen & Unwin to Waterlow & Sons; THIS WAS THE ONLY IMPRESSION with which ALLEN & UNWIN did not use their subsidiary printing company UNWIN BROS to do the printing, this resulted in an additional 4 blank pages to be inserted at the end. THERE WERE ONLY 2500 COPIES IMPORTED TO THE US where as the number of copies printed in the UK was unknown due to the greater success of Tolkien in his native soil. He did not become popular in the US until the late 1960's; after ACE publishing issued pirated versions of the Lord Of the Rings due to copy write loopholes
Submitted by: garm
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