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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case

#001061 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case - $11,600


This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author.
A wonderful copy, although a bit worn and soiled, but whole and complete. Housed in a custom full leather and marbled paper slipcase, to house and protect this classic.


This is one of the original 1500 copies,1st (First) Impression of the 1st (First) Edition that was published 21st of September 1937. 
It has the two maps and ten illustrations, by the author, all in excellent condition. 
The original decorative map endpapers have no markings or previous owners names.
Thror's Map in the front, is in relatively clean condition with a bit of darkening to the paper mostly along the gutter.
The Wilderland Map is also in clean condition, both maps are whole and have no splits along the gutter.
The book exhibits a bit of spine lean, but the binding is still firm and tight. The text block is relatively clean and bright, with a few minor smudges scattered throughout the book, one tiny stain to the bottom edge shows thru the first four leaves on the text. The top edge is dusty and faded, with the green topstain just barely visible.
The cloth covered boards with the dark blue decoration of Tolkien's Mountains and Dragon design, are stained along the spine and the edges.
The tips of the spine are rubbed with some loss, revealing the boards underneath at a few spots.
The bottom tips are rubbed thru as well the spine ends.

A wonderful well loved copy, exceedingly scarce in any condition in this day and age.
A tremendous opportunity to acquire this classic of modern fantasy literature.
A facsimile of the original dustjacket is provided with this book.

The full leather slipcase is made to reflect the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author, and features complimentary marbled paper trays.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.

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