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4th UK Impression of The Hobbit. Near Fine Book and Dustjacket, 1946 Near Fine with custom slipcase #000641 - 4th UK Impression of The Hobbit. Near Fine Book and Dustjacket, 1946 Near Fine with custom slipcase - sold
A beautiful collectable copy. Uncommon in this Excellent condition.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Fourth impression published 1946, the final publication of the 1st Edition.


No foxing to the maps or pages. The decorative map endpapers are clean & bright in Fine condition, small previous owner's name and 1948 date to first blank page, no other writing noted.

Color frontispiece, 8 mono plates, and text block all in Fine condition. Straight and square, no spine lean, a well protected copy, very unusual for these early 1st Editions to survive in this condition.
Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso.
This copy has its original unprice clipped dustjacket in Near Fine condition.

Has a 1/4" closed tear at the top rear flap fold of the spine, virtually no other loss or chipping, only the tiniest of rubbing to the top of the spine.
Dustjacket is in archival protector, to help preserve this unrestored and unrepaired original dustjacket.
Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains.

Still shows the green topstain, crisp and clean.

No shelf wear to the edges of the boards, no bumped corners.

The original decorative green cloth, is unsoiled without any fading to the spine area.
A beautiful collectable copy. Uncommon in this Excellent condition.
 
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small previous owner's name and 1948 date to first blank page, no other writing noted This copy has its original unprice clipped dustjacket in Near Fine condition      

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