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#CLP0042 - The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression - sold

Overall a very clean copy of a scarce copy of The Hobbit printed in 1956 by Allen & Unwin, with Tolkien original design

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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 nice condition, with a little light fading to the spine from sunlight.

Lacking the original dustjacket.
Some removed writing on the first title page and front map. No previous owners names or other writing to be found.
Some minor foxing to front few pages. Text clean and unmarked save for a few foxing spots here and there.

The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with slightly bumped corners.
The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956.

Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed, with the top edge slightly faded and some dust.
Overall a very clean copy of a scarce copy of The Hobbit.

A beautiful copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic.

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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