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TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. 8° (190 x132mm). Frontispiece and eight text illustrations by the author, inserted half-tone plate by the author, integral advertisement leaf at end. (Very faint scattered spotting to endpapers, front prelims, half-title and title, text-block fractionally split at gathering L, but the whole sound and clean.) Original publisher's light green cloth stamped in dark blue, off-white endpapers printed with Thror's map and a map of Wilderland in red and black after drawings by the author, top edge stained light green (top fore-corner of upper cover faintly bumped, faint spotting and dust-soiling to top edge), ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST-JACKET after a drawing by the author, with 'Dodgeson' corrected by hand on rear flap (price-clipped, edges frayed with associated small tears and chips to joints and top margin of rear cover, larger chipping to head and tail of spine, light
TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. 8° (190 x132mm). Frontispiece and eight text illustrations by the author, inserted half-tone plate by the author, integral advertisement leaf at end. (Very faint scattered spotting to endpapers, front prelims, half-title and title, text-block fractionally split at gathering L, but the whole sound and clean.) Original publisher's light green cloth stamped in dark blue, off-white endpapers printed with Thror's map and a map of Wilderland in red and black after drawings by the author, top edge stained light green (top fore-corner of upper cover faintly bumped, faint spotting and dust-soiling to top edge), ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST-JACKET after a drawing by the author, with 'Dodgeson' corrected by hand on rear flap (price-clipped, edges frayed with associated small tears and chips to joints and top margin of rear cover, larger chipping to head and tail of spine, light soiling to spine, top edge and joints, faint spotting to flaps, fractionally more heavy to verso). Provenance: Theodore Bosanquet (neat ink ownership inscription to blank prelim). A FRESH COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Currey p.476; Hammond A3a.

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TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. 8° (190 x132mm). Frontispiece and eight text illustrations by the author, inserted half-tone plate by the author, integral advertisement leaf at end. (Very faint scattered spotting to endpapers, front prelims, half-title and title, text-block fractionally split at gathering L, but the whole sound and clean.) Original publisher's light green cloth stamped in dark blue, off-white endpapers printed with Thror's map and a map of Wilderland in red and black after drawings by the author, top edge stained light green (top fore-corner of upper cover faintly bumped, faint spotting and dust-soiling to top edge), ORIGINAL PICTORIAL DUST-JACKET after a drawing by the author, with 'Dodgeson' corrected by hand on rear flap (price-clipped, edges frayed with associated small tears and chips to joints and top margin of rear cover, larger chipping to head and tail of spine, light soiling to spine, top edge and joints, faint spotting to flaps, fractionally more heavy to verso). Provenance: Theodore Bosanquet (neat ink ownership inscription to blank prelim).

A FRESH COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Currey p.476; Hammond A3a.

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