Forum Auctions 26th May 2022 - 10:30am

Lot 212 - Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, first edition, firstLot212.jpg

Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, first edition, first impression, frontispiece, one plate and 8 illustrations, including 7 full-page, map endpapers printed in red and black, all by the author, 2pp. advertisements, Time Book Club book label to rear pastedown, some light spotting to half-titles and endpapers, light spotting to fore-edge, original pictorial cloth, shelf-lean, light toning and faint spotting to spine, spine ends and corners a little bumped, very small patch of fraying to lower edge, but a bright and excellent example overall, 8vo, 1937.

⁂ An unusually bright example of this landmark children's fantasy novel.

Estimate 6,000 GBP - 8,000 GBP

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Lot 213 - Tolkien (J.R.R.) [The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol., first editions, first impressions, fake signature in volume threeLot213.jpg

Tolkien (J.R.R.) [The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol., first editions, first impressions, folding map at end of each volume, "signed" J.R.R. Tolkien in an unknown hand, not that of the author, modern red calf, gilt, spines gilt in compartments with orange morocco labels, some light toning to spines, but generally excellent, 8vo, 1954-55.

⁂ Return of the King with signature mark '4' and text block sagging.
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Estimate 3,000 GBP - 4,000 GBP

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