London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973). The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937. 8°. Half title, frontispiece and full-page illustrations by the author, 2-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end. Original green decorated cloth, dust-jacket designed by the author (some exceptionally faint spotting and staining to cloth, jacket with piece about 30mm in length torn away from head of backstrip, corners frayed with slight loss, more extensive to lower forecorner of upper wrapper, a few short tears and some nicks). FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Hammond A3a.
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