This is a 2nd Edition The Hobbit, Thirteenth impression overall, published in 1961, in its original and correct non price clipped Thirteenth impression dustjacket.
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by Allen and Unwin in 1961.
A beautiful copy of a very collectable book.
This is a 2nd Edition, Thirteenth impression overall, published in 1961, in its original and correct non price clipped Thirteenth impression dustjacket.
The book is in Very Good Plus condition.
The only faults are a bit of light fading to the top and bottom edges of the boards.
The spine of the dustjacket is a bit tanned and a bit of soiling to the dustjacket.
The edges of the dustjacket have a bit of rubbing, with a very small amount of associated loss at the tips of the fold areas, and the top of the spine.
One small closed tear to the top edge near the flap fold area on the front panel.
No foxing to be found in the textblock, still clean and bight.
A bit of foxing and soiling to the edges of the textblock.
No previous owner's name or any other writing in the book.
The books cover is clean, bright, with the browning to the edges.
No bumps or bruises to the corners, with a light bit of pushing to the spine ends, but no wear or fraying whatsoever.
An early collectable copy that shows beautifully with the very nice dustjacket. Now housed in a custom faux leather slipcase with The Mountain and Dragon design to one side, and the JRRT monogram to the other.
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