The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by George Allen & Unwin in 1937.
A magnificent copy, newly rebound in a custom fine binding of dark green morocco leather, gilt stamped to match the orignal cloth boards, with a matching full leather clamshell case.
This is the 1st (First) impression published 21st of September 1937.
The original decorative map endpapers have been professionally lifted, rebacked, and reused as endpapers, with a minor repair to the upper corner on the rear free end paper, all in excellent condition.
This is the 1st and only UK edition published with tolkien's famous frontispiece, The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', in his original black and white line drawing.
One of only 1500 copies of the original print run, which sold out within months of it's release.
This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens orignal wraparound design of 'Mountains and Dragon' gilt stamped on the boards and spine.
Has a small previous owner's name on the front free endpaper (map), no other writing or inscriptions.
Pages are clean and bright, a few insignificant smudges towards the end of the book, no other markings or tears noted.
All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with a red ribbon marker sewn in.
A beautiful copy, in a fabulously finely crafted binding.
A full leather clamshell case with matching gilt stamping is included to protect and display this wonderful book.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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