The Hobbit is in Very Good Plus/ Fine condition with original publishers slipcase.
This is the only printing of the 1st Folio Edition, with the Folio 1979 maroon colored edition being the 2nd printing of the Folio edition (per Hammond). However, the Folio Society misbound a very few of the first printings in 1976, that have the original Allen & Unwin Deluxe Title page.
This Title page does state "Folio Society" as it should, and the rest of the text block is identical to the 1976 A&U Deluxe edition.
Per Hammond, the FS was to take the Deluxe edition papers and remove certain pages from the beginning (title page, copyright pg, etc) and replace them with the Folio pages.
Minor bumps to the original white slipcase, but has protected the book that is in mint unread fine condition.
However, some very few of the books were bound by the Folio Society with all of the original Deluxe pages included and not replaced with Folio pages, but with the binding being the Folio format. Gilt is still bright and untarnished on this book.
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