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 Near Fine condition, virtually without fault.
The only fault is a bit of light fading to the top and bottom edges of the spine, with a bit of fading from the white areas of the spine allowing light to penetrate.
The spine of the dustjacket shows almost no staining, a few chips out of the top of the spine and the tips of the flap fold area.
Very light soiling to the dustjacket, mainly noticeable in the white areas..
The edges of the dustjacket have a bit of rubbing, with a very small amount of associated color loss at the tips of the fold areas, and a bit of loss to the top of the spine.
A closed tear to the top of the front panel, near the flap fold area.
No foxing to be found in the textblock or on the edges. No previous owner's name or any other writing in the book.
The books cover is clean, bright, with the tiny bit of browning to the spine top edge.
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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