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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 US 11th Impression with Dustjacket, and Custom Slipcase

#001048 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1958 US 11th Impression with Dustjacket, and Custom Slipcase - sold


Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1959, from sheets printed in Great Britain. The book is in Near Fine condition, with no soiling to the covers.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1959, from sheets printed in Great Britain.
The book is in Near Fine condition, with no soiling to the covers.


A previous owners bookplate to first blank page, no other writing, offsetting or foxing noted.
The boards are clean and bright, no bumped corners or shelfwear noted. The color is light green cloth with blue stamping of Title to front boards.
Blue stamped Title, Dwarves Hat, Author and publisher to the spine.
The title verso has the full printing history up to this Eleventh impression of 1959, and the dustjacket is correctly marked as the 11th impression.
The dustjacket is in Very Good Plus/Near Fine condition, with only the most minor of loss or rubbing to the top of the spine and along the edges.
A bit of rubbing to the front flap fold, with minor color loss in a couple of spots.
Colors are bright and unsoiled, with a tiny bit of tanning to the spine.
All edges of the text block are clean without any soiling for foxing marks noted.

A scarce, beautiful copy, of an early American printing, with the very unusual full printing history on the title verso, of this much sought after children's classic.
A custom faux leather slipcase included, featuring the original Mountain and Dragon design by Tolkien is included with this wonderful book.


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