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Hompen [The Hobbit, or There and Back Again] published by Stockholm: Kooperativa Förbundets in 1947
#CLP0927 - Hompen, 1947, first Swedish edition - first translation of The Hobbit into any language - € 2300

Hompen [The Hobbit, or There and Back Again] published by Stockholm: Kooperativa Förbundets in 1947.

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Hompen, 1947, first Swedish edition - first translation of The Hobbit into any language.


First Swedish Edition of The hobbit, being the first foreign language edition.
Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.269; [1] blank.
With illustrations by Tarbjörn.

Publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards, endpaper maps. A few small marks to the edges, light wear to covers, stains on bottom pages 98-99, spine a little sunned.
A very attractive copy.

The controversial first translation of this work into any language, and also the first translation of any of the author's writing. Upon publication, Tolkien took great umbrage at Förbundets failure to use the book's correct title and their disrespectful butchering of the text. As a result, this edition was suppressed and replaced by an approved translation entitled 'Bilbo' (Hallqvist, 1962).

A fine copy of a highly collectable book.

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