London, South Kensington
10 December 2009
TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. 8° (191 x 140mm). Half-title with frontispiece on verso, 9 illustrations, all but one full-page, pictorial endpapers in red and black, 2 pages publisher's advertisements at the end (occasional light marginal spotting). Original pictorial publisher's cloth (head and tail of spine and corners a little bumped, cloth starting to fray at head of spine and corners, very lightly dust-soiled, without dust-jacket). FIRST EDITION. Hammond A3.
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