Tolkien Collector's Guide
Sep 2
2022/9/2 22:49:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yes, US 1938 Hobbit library bindings that I know of and those that I own have no maps…they probably were the causality of the rebinding process since they were partially front and rear paste-downs on the original boards. However, the Hobbit Wiki does state that some rebinds have inserted maps:

“Other library bindings have been reported. A red library binding with yellow title and a simple geometric design in black, and including free-leaf maps, has been seen with the stamp "New Method Book Bindery", a company well known in the trade at the time (later becoming "Bound to Stay Bound Books Inc."[2]).”

As for the book going for $2500, due to the rarity and the current market pressures, that price is probably ok…even with the issues. There is another library binding on AbeBooks that the seller is asking $6500. Been sitting unsold for months.

Lance
Sep 2
2022/9/2 23:01:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: goftheseas
(148)
Ended Aug 31, 2022
Buy-It-Now:
EUR 175.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Sep 5
2022/9/5 23:01:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: its_on_top_of_the_wardrobe
(1725)
Ended Sep 3, 2022
Buy-It-Now:
£200.00
Submitted by: Urulókë
Sep 6
2022/9/6 14:10:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: soabooks
(36)
Ends 2022/10/6 14:03:12
Buy-It-Now:
£24,000.00
Submitted by: Trotter
Sep 7
2022/9/7 23:00:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Submitted by: Urulókë
Sep 9
2022/9/9 2:10:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: sheajake12
(9509)
Ended Sep 9, 2022
$356.00
[17 Bids]
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
Sep 10
2022/9/10 23:00:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: lets-stayfrosty
(316)
Ended Sep 13, 2022
£342.11
[4 Bids]
Submitted by: wheresrob
Sep 11
2022/9/11 15:25:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: games_to_sell
(197)
Ended Sep 18, 2022
£266.00
[3 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter
Sep 11
2022/9/11 22:14:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: poopdeckpappysshop
(110)
Ended Sep 12, 2022
$650.10
[51 Bids]
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
Sep 11
2022/9/11 23:01:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: geeohthree
(140)
Ended Sep 17, 2022
AU $712.00
[5 Bids]
Submitted by: wheresrob
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