Chiswick Auctions 26th October 2022 10:00 BST

Lot 212 Tolkien. Hobbit, first ed. 2nd issue, 1937.

Tolkien (J.R.R.)

The Hobbit, first edition, second impression, colour frontispiece, 4 plates including 3 colour, 8 illustrations, some full-page, map endpapers, 2pp. advertisements, slight damp staining with some pages slightly ‘rippled’, original pictorial cloth, small slight wear at base of spine and ‘shelf’ identification on spine, otherwise a good copy, facsimile dust-jacket,1937; Another copy, first edition, tenth edition, original decorated boards, original dust-jacket slightly worn at extremities, 1975, 8vo. (2)

Estimate 2,000 GBP - 3,000 GBP
Sold for 3,250 GBP including fees

The second copy looks to be a third edition, 10th impression from 1975 ... utm_content=lot-view-link