|#CLP0043B - 1937 true 1st UK Edition 1st impression of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, with custom slipcase and facsimile dustjacket - sold
Very first edition of the Hobbit, the desire for every serious Tolkien collector.
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|First Edition, First Impression.
One of only 1,500 copies printed for the first publication of the author‚s first novel.
Facsimile of the first issue dustjacket.
Original green cloth, titles and Tolkien's own 'Mountains and Dragon' design to spine and both boards in blue.
Very clean map endpapers, front and rear.
The slightly faded green top stain is still evident.
The Tolkien designed dustjacket (facsimile) and the book are housed in a custom green quarter morocco leather and marbled paper clamshell case with gilt stamped mountains, title, author, and JRRT monogram to spine.
Frontispiece and 9 other illustrations in black and white by the author.
Spine is a little cocked, with a little wear of the cloth at the base of the spine, and some loss of the cloth at the tips of the bottom corners and one small spot with loss of cloth on the bottom edge of the boards.
The rest of the cloth is only lightly soiled, with a spot to the front panel above the title.
Still a nice square copy, without any foxing.
Previous owner's name to front blank page, daughters ownship inscription ot the half title page, no other marks or writing noted.
A very nice 1st Impression without any restoration.
Text block is very clean and bright, with no foxing.
One of the classics of 20th Century Literature.
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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