Tolkien Library Store - Original Cloth Binding
A Near Fine copy of an extremely scare early Hobbit.
The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937).
This copy is a stated 8th impression on title verso, published by Allen & Unwin.
The book features the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author.
The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note.
The text block is clean, without foxing.
No bumped corners, virtually without fault. The price clipped dustjacket shows only the most minor of rubbing, with a very small amount of loss, to the corners and fold areas.
The largest area of loss to the front of the lower spine area, approx. 2 mm wide by 1 cm tall.
A beautiful clean copy, still has some remnants of the original green topstain.
Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien.
The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers.
Both maps have no foxing,
no marks, or previous owners names.
A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Near Fine condition.
Housed in custom slipcase to protect and show off this very collectable book.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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