Third impression of the Hobbit, published in 1942.
Decorative map endpapers lifted and reused as endpapers, with the original cloth spine bound in the rear. Color frontispiece and mono plates all in excellent condition. Produced in conformity with the war time standard's, with the distinctive 'War Time Economy Standards' title verso.
This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Black Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens orignal 'Mountains and Dragon' design gilt stamped on the boards and spine. Has no other writing or inscriptions.
Pages are clean and bright, no tears or stains. All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with silk ribbon marker sewn in.
Features a full black leather, drop spine box, with the leather, gilt stamped with the same 'Mountains and Dragon' design as the book. A beautiful collectable copy.
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