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1st Book Club Edition, 1st UK 3rd impression, 1942 The Hobbit
#CLP0928 - 1st Book Club Edition, 1st UK 3rd impression, 1942 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - € 7000

One of 3000 copies of the 1942, 1st Edition 3rd impression The Hobbit, printed for the Children's Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, in facsimile dustjacket published to celebrate the centenary of J.R.R. tolkien's birth on January 3, 1892.

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1st Book Club Edition, 1st UK 3rd impression, 1942 The Hobbit.


One of 3000 copies of the 1942, 1st Edition 3rd impression The Hobbit, printed for the Children's Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, in facsimile dustjacket published to celebrate the centenary of J.R.R. tolkien's birth on January 3, 1892.


Bound in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards, with a facsimile dust jacket (which Tolkien thought hideous) in orange and white, featuring a cartoon of a dandified hobbit smoking a pipe. Tolkien commented, "Surely the paper wasted on that hideous dust-cover could have been better used."

A scarce and desireable copy for the collector. The book is in nice condition.

Overall, the book shows signs of handling and age, but any book which was produced under ‘war economy standards’ suffers from this. 

The yellow boards have some stains and show rubbing to the spine, the top and bottom corners of the spine have been bumped. Text block also shows signs of handling and age.

Features the "Book Production War Economy Standards" title verso, 'This Edition published 1942 by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin'. 

The dustjacket is a high quality reproduction of an original jacket.


Has had no restoration or repairs. 
A beautiful copy of one of the rarest Hobbits. A beautiful copy of a very scarce book

Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

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