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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1946 1st Edition in Dustjacket, with custom slipcase #000643 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1946 1st Edition in Dustjacket, 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.
Published by Allen & Unwin in 1946, the fourth impression, the final printing or impression of the 1st Edition.


No foxing to the maps or pages. The decorative map endpapers are clean & bright, with a few faint tape mark transfer outlines from the original dustjacket protector.
No previous owner names or 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 Very Good Plus condition.
Has a small amount of loss to the top of the spine and flap fold area's. Only the lightest rubbing and minor chipping with virtually no other loss to the edges.

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, slightly faded and a bit dusty.
Lightest of shelf wear to the bottom edges of the boards, no bumped corners.

The original decorative green cloth, is clean and bright without any fading to the spine area.
Slight tape mark transfers to the front & rear boards, and one small liquid spot to the rear board.

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. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1946, the fourth impression, the final printing or impression of the 1st Edition. No foxing to the maps or pages. Color frontispiece, 8 mono plates, and text block all in Fine condition. Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso. Straight and square, no spine lean, a well protected copy, very unusual for these early 1st Editions to survive in this condition.
This copy has its original unprice clipped dustjacket in Very Good Plus condition.        

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