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The Hobbit, an Illustrated Edition, with Clear Dustjacket, Rankin Bass Deluxe Edition

#001342 - The Hobbit, an Illustrated Edition, with Clear Dustjacket, Rankin Bass Deluxe Edition - $250.00


The Hobbit, first fully illustrated Deluxe Edition with the original text of the classic.

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This is the first fully illustrated Deluxe Edition with the original text of the classic.


The illustrations and cinematic sequence drawings are based on the animated film by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. The book shows some rubbing to the corners of the illustrated covers, and the dustjacket show some minor rubbing and only very minor areas of color loss.

The binding is still tight and strong, no splitting to the endpapers as is common.
The dustjacket is of clear mylar with a colorful illustration of Smaug swooping down on the Dwarves and Bilbo on the front boards, and Smaug resting on his mound of treasure on the rear boards.

The mylar dustjacket has no tears, which is very uncommon with the large clear mylar dustjacket.
Very unusual for one to have survived this well.

No marks or writing, names or inscriptions noted.
The book is in Very Good Plus condition, with over 230 full color illustrations.

This full-fledged picture book version, contains the full text of The Hobbit, and will be loved by young and old alike.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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