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1st Edition Hobbit - Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers - 2 May 2018

1st Edition Hobbit - Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers - 2 May 2018

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Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers have an "extremely fine" 1st impression of The Hobbit in their upcoming auction
0303 Rare Book & Collectors' Sale on 2 May 2018.

https://fonsiemealy.ie/auctions/lot-5490303/ - Lot 549

Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 8vo L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937, First Edn. hf. title, frontis & 9 plts. (complete), map end papers, over leaf page at end, decorated green cloth with black lettering and design. Original pictorial dust jacket. Fine copy (some tears no loss), with original amended “Dodg(e)son” on back flap, Hammond A3q – 1,500 copies sold out of this original print run (3 months after publication). Excessively Rare, particularly in this condition. (1)


Estimate: €20,000-30,000 (approx $24,000-$36,000 or £17,000-26,000 as of Apr 26 2018)
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Re: 1st Edition Hobbit - Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers - 2 May 2018

May 4 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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Sold, with a hammer price of €29,000.

Buyer's premium is an additional 20-25% depending on type of sale, I have a request out for confirmation on which applies here.

[Update] For this sale the buyer's premium was 22%, so the total inclusive was
€35,380 (approx. $42,200 / £31,200 )
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