A beautiful copy of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit.
This copy is the 4th impression, published in 1986, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett.
This book is also housed in it's original publishers box with label.
Bound in black buckram cloth, with gilt artwork on the front boards of tolkien's 'Green Dragon" gilt stamped in red, silver & gold.
Gilt ruled compartments with Title, Author, and publisher on the spines. An exceptional copy for the collector.
No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers.
The publishers box shows light wear to the edges and corners, with some light staining to the label, but it has protected the book very well over the years.
Overall a Near Fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's Very Good Plus box.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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