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The Hobbit - US 1st Edition


  • First State
  • Bowing Hobbit on title page
  • Frontispiece attached to stub of excised second page
  • List of illustrations is not correct
  • Two states of binding seen, with and without bands of horizontal ribbing

  • Second State
  • Bowing hobbit on title page replaced with man playing flute under tree (publisher's device)
  • second page is integral, half title, blank on reverse
  • List of illustrations corrected
  • No horizontal ribbing on binding

Published 1 March 1938, 5000 copies, $2.50 ea.





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