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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, Early Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket

#000918 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, Early Impression Near Fine in Dustjacket - sold


A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an early printing of The Hobbit.


The 1963 14th overall printing, or the 10th printing of the 2nd Edition (1951).

A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus condition original dustjacket designed by Tolkien, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 14th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain, this dustjacket shows a little wear to the edges, with a couple of closed tears. The top of the spine fold area has a couple of small areas of loss. The book is clean and bright with the bright green colored original cloth from the publisher. Shows no shelf wear, soiling, or bumped corners. Features the title, dwarves hat, author and publisher stamped on the spine in blue. Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien.

The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the unfoxed endpapers. No previous owners names or writing in the book. The jacket shows no soiling in the white sections, and the spine is not darkened.

A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in this Very Good Plus condition.

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