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De hobbit, of Daarheen en weer terug. Translated by Max Schuchart. Utrecht/Antwerpen: Het Spectrum, 1976. 14th printing.
253 pp. 19.7 x 11.5 cm. ISBN 90-274-8396-5.
Fourteenth printing of the Dutch translation of The Hobbit.

A nice copy of a collectable hardcover.

This first hardcover edition, bound in light green cloth with publisher's name, author's name, and title stamped in silver on the spine, and a green headband.
It contains the new translation and 12 colour illustrations, four of them tolkien's own colour art - Rivendell, Bilbo Woke Up with the Early Sun in His Eyes, Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves, and Conversation with Smaug -- and the other eight his black and white illustrations coloured by H.E. Riddett.
The illustrations face pp. 28-9, 44-5, 108-9, 124-5, 172-3, and 188-9.

The greater part of tolkien's other colour illustration, The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water, is printed twice on the dust-jacket: on the upper cover and spine, and on the lower jacket.

The title and the author's name are lettered in black on the upper cover, the publisher's name and the title in black and the author's name in white on the spine. The two maps, Thrors kaart and Wilderland, are printed on the front and back endpapers respectively. On p. 6 there is a note from the translator, and on p. 7 tolkien's introduction.

A nice copy of a collectable book of De Hobbit, Dutch translation of The Hobbit.

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