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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 UK Twelfth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Slipcase

#001324 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1961 UK Twelfth Impression with Dustjacket and Custom Slipcase - $450.00


The Hobbit, Twelfth impression overall, published in 1961, in its original and correct price clipped Twelfth impression dustjacket.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by Allen and Unwin in 1961.


A beautiful copy of a very collectable book.
This is a 2nd Edition, Twelfth impression overall, published in 1961, in its original and correct price clipped Twelfth impression dustjacket.

The book is in Near Fine/Very Good Plus condition, with a "Perfect Attendance" presentation inscription on the front free endpaper (map).
The only fault is a bit of light fading to the bottom edge of the spine, with a bit of fading from the white areas of the spine allowing light to penetrate.
The spine of the dustjacket shows almost no staining, a few tiny chips out of the top of the spine and the tips of the flap fold area. Very light soiling to the dustjacket, mainly noticeable in the white areas.
The edges of the dustjacket have a bit of rubbing, with a very small amount of associated color loss at the tips of the fold areas, and a bit of loss to the top of the spine.
A couple of closed tears to the top edge of the dustjacket one to the front panel, and one to the rear panel.
No foxing to be found in the textblock or on the edges.

The books cover is clean, bright, with the light bit of tanning to the spine.
No bumps or bruises to the corners, with a light bit of pushing to the spine ends, but no wear or fraying whatsoever.

An early collectable copy that shows beautifully with it's very nice dustjacket.
Now housed in a custom faux leather slipcase with The Mountain and Dragon design to one side, and the JRRT monogram to the other.


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