The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Published by Allen & Unwin in 1971. Near Fine copy signed by the author on the title page.
The book is in Near Fine condition, without any fading or tanning of the dust jacket, unclipped, no soiling and only the slightest of rubs or wear to the corners of the spine fold.
Beautifully signed in black ink on the half-title page: "J.R.R. Tolkien".
Housed in a custom dark green linen slipcase.
The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with only slightly bumped top corner.
The title verso has the full printing history up to this third edition, sixth impression of 1971. The original dust jacket is correctly marked Third Edition and both book and dust jacket are remarkably well preserved. it looks Near Fine and unread.
The dust jacket is not price clipped and in Near Fine condition, with only the most minor of rubbing to the edges, with a tiny bit of loss at the tips of the folds, but lacking any of the normal tears to the edges.
Edges of the text block are clean and unfoxed.
A superb copy, of an early printing, of this much sought after children's classic signed by the author. A rare find!
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