The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956, this is the eighth impression.
The book is in Fine condition, with fading to the spine from sunlight shining thru the white sections of the dustjacket.
The dustjacket is clean and bright with a little soiling and only the slightest of rubs or wear to the corners of the spine folds.
No previous owners names or other writing to be found.
No foxing marks or offsetting noted. Only some dust to the front of the text block.
The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with completely unbumped corners.
The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956. This copy is a stated 8th impression on title verso, published by Allen & Unwin.
The book features the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author.
The boards show no soiling or marking, no shelfwear to note.
The text block is clean, without foxing. No bumped corners, virtually without fault.
The unclipped dustjacket shows only the most minor of rubbing, with a very small amount of loss, to the corners and fold areas.
A beautiful clean copy. Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien.
The maps are in excellent condition, with the red and black ink still showing clear and bright against the endpapers.
Both maps have no foxing, no marks (except for a pencil not 4/2695 that can easily be removed), or previous owners names.
A highly collectable copy, hard to find in this Fine / Fine condition.
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