This Limited Numbered Edition was published in 1987 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original publication of The Hobbit. Bound in dark green leather, and housed in the original publishers slipcase, as issued.
This copy is numbered #40 of 500, and is signed on the Limitation Notice by the Editor, Christopher Tolkien. Only the 1st 100 copies are signed.
Number 1 went to Christopher Tolkien, and the rest have been held on to very tightly by collectors.
Very scarce and only rarely available for sale. The book also contains the special forword by Christopher Tolkien.
This copy has no faults. No foxing, no marks, still crackles when opened. In unread condition, a must for the serious collector.
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