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Lot 253 Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit


Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit

First edition, first impression, one of 1500 copies, 8vo, original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and covers in blue, top edge dyed green, map endpapers printed in red and black, frontispiece ('The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water'), plate ('Mirkwood'), spine rolled, small area of cockling to head of front board, corners very slightly bumped, lower fore corner of rear board with cloth worn away, a few light finger-marks to margins [Hammond A3a]


Provenance: With the ownership inscription 'Betty Jean Orton, Xmas 1937' to the initial blank: this is the daughter of Harold Orton (1898-1975), English dialectologist and lexicographer remembered for his monumental Survey of English Dialects (1962-72).

Estimate 3,000 GBP - 5,000 GBP
Sold for 13,860 GBP including fees ... tm_content=lot-image-link

Lot 254 Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings


Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1969. First india-paper edition, 8vo, original black cloth decorated in silver and gilt, 2 folding maps, full-page map in text, spine very slightly sunned, slipcase rubbed [Hammond A5h];

Stevenson, Robert Louis. Island Nights' Entertainments. Consisting of the Beach of Falesa. The Bottle Imp. The Isle of Voices. London: Cassell & Company Limited, 1893. First edition, 8vo, original blue pictorial cloth gilt, frontispiece, colour map, 26 plates (counted in pagination), price on list of publications facing half-title amended in manuscript;
Keats, John. Endymion: A Poetic Romance. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818 [c.1900]. Facsimile edition, 8vo, original cloth, paper spine-label, largely unopened;
Henley, W. E. (editor). Certain Tragical Discourses of Bandello. Translated into English by Geffraie Fenton anno 1567. With an Introduction by Robert Langton Douglas. London: David Nutt, 1898. One of 18 copies on Japanese paper, this copy 'marked 'File copy' on limitation page, 2 volumes, 4to, original white glazed paper boards, unopened, wear to spine-ends and joints, covers slightly soiled;
Burton, Richard F (translator). The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus. Now first completely Englished into Verse and Prose. London: printed for the translators ... for private subscribers only, 1894. One of 1,000 copies on hand-made paper, 8vo, original quarter japon, spine discoloured, wear to tips;
Baillie-Grohman, William A. & F (editors). The Master of Game by Edward, Second Duke of York. London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. 8vo, original vellum gilt, 24 plates, occasional spotting to text;
and 4 others including D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, [Paris]: privately printed, 1929, author's unabridged popular edition, contemporary cloth, retaining original wrappers

Estimate 300 GBP - 500 GBP
Sold for 756 GBP including fees ... tm_content=lot-image-link