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Thu, 30 May 2024 9:30 AM GMT

Lot 374


Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit; or There and Back Again, first American edition, first state with bowing hobbit device on the title page, the list of illustrations erroneously listing Thror's Map first, and Chapter VII mislabeled as "Chapter VI", frontispiece and 3 plates in colour, 9 plain illustrations, all by the author, map endpapers, ex-library ink stamps with "discarded" over-stamp to front pastedown and rear endpaper, circulation card sleeve to rear endpaper, occasional pencil markings, a few closed tears to margins, running into text on pp. 19/20, very occasional light foxing, original cloth, spine browned, spine ends and corners chipped and frayed, some splitting and fraying to lower joint, rubbed, facsimile dust-jacket, [Hammond and Anderson A3b], 8vo, Boston and New York, 1938.

Estimate GBP 1,000 - 1,500
Sold for GBP 4,224 including premium ... 6c5c933281949f13eb785ce6b

Lot 375


Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first editions, first impressions, The Return of the King without signature mark '4' and text block straight, folding map at end of each vol., faint toning strips on endpapers, original cloth, spine ends fractionally bumped, otherwise fine, top edge staining still bright to vol.1 & 3, dust-jackets, light toning to spines and panel edges, neat and expert restorations to extremities, still in effect an excellent and bright set, preserved in custom-made morocco-backed slip-case, [Hammond & Anderson A5], 8vo, 1954-55.

Estimate GBP 15,000 - 20,000
Sold for GBP 23,760 including premium ... d1-472e-8c3d-b16a01076c5e