The Hobbit or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The 1st US Edition, 1st Impression in its original Dustjacket.
A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly professionally restored original dustjacket.
This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State, with the Bowing Hobbit on the title page.
The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI'
This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There is a previous owners name to the front endpaper.
The text block and maps are very clean and bright, without any foxing or offsetting whatsoever.
There is a minor moisture mark at the bottom of the gutter on both the front and back map, no other pages show the moisture mark.
The blank side of the rear (map) free endpaper also shows a drip line on the outer edge of the page that does show thru on the map side, and there is what appears to be a bookstores price stamp, and another number stamped at the bottom of the page.
Very minor but noted for accuracy.
The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding.
The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the tips of the bottom edges, very clean and unmarked.
The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly restored, mainly to fix a couple of closed tears and some minor loss to the edges and spine tips.
A beautiful professional restoration which presents this quite scarce dustjacket exquisitely.
I have provided a custom clamshell case, Fully Bound in Black Leather with the Title, Author, Dwarve's Hat, and Publisher gilt stamped to the spine, along with the Bowing Hobbit and Title to the front.
The inside of the case is lined with Black Silk Moiré to protect and house this classic of modern fiction.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
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