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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, De Luxe Edition, 2nd imp, 1979

#001323 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, De Luxe Edition, 2nd imp, 1979 - $200.00


This copy is the 2nd impression, published in 1979, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett.

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An early issue of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit.
This copy is the 2nd impression, published in 1979, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett.


This book is housed in a custom slipcase as the original was missing. Bound in black buckram cloth, with gilt artwork on the front boards of Tolkien's 'Green Dragon" gilt stamped in red, silver & gold. The front shows a couple of spots, probably drops of water that have swelled the buckram, and when wiped off it has taken a bit of the shine off the cover. Not too bad, but noted for accuracy. Gilt ruled compartments with Title, Author, and publisher on the spines. An nice copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. There are no bumps to the boards, with the few small spots to the buckram, while the slipcase features the JRRT Monogram to both sides

Overall a Very Good copy of this wonderful book, housed in its new custom slipcase.

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