Up for auction on March 11, 2020 is a first edition first impression of The Hobbit (without dustjacket).

Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts & Historical Photographs
11 Mar 2020, starting at 13:00 GMT
London, Knightsbridge

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Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, frontispiece and 9 plates or illustrations (all but one full-page), map endpapers (printed in red and black) by the author, publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue, corners of spine slightly worn [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, [1937]

Provenance: Michael Tisdall (gifted to him at the time of publication), pencil inscription on front free endpaper; by descent to the present owner.

Estimate: £ 2,000 - 4,000 (US$ 2,600 - 5,200)

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26013/lot/149/