The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
A Very Good Plus copy of an extremely collectable book.
This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device on the title page.
The maps are in the proper order as per the List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for, and has the corrected 'Chapter VII' on page 118. It features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright. with a little darkening to the margins.
No names, inscriptions or other writing noted. The textblock edges are dusty, but no foxing noted. The original cloth shows a few spots of soiling to the boards, a couple of minor bumps along the top edge, and some light wear on the tips of the spine, where the cloth has a couple of minor splits, but there is no loss. Overall, the boards are very clean and only lightly soiled.
I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very rare 1st Dustjacket, and a custom slipcase to help protect and show off this lovely classic of modern fiction.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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