The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1957.
Original Cloth, Near Fine/ Near Fine Original Dustjacket.
A superb copy of an early printing of The Hobbit.
The 1957, 9th overall printing, or the 5th printing of the 2nd Edition (1957).
A Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dustjacket.
The dustjacket shows beautifully, with almost no loss at the tips of the folds and edges.
The stated 9th impression dustjacket is original to the book, and has protected it well over the years.
This jacket is not price clipped and shows "12s 6d. net", to the front flap.
The book is stated 9th impression on title verso, one of 2,986 printed (UK).
The text block is clean and bright, without foxing, bound in the green colored original cloth, stamped in dark blue, from the publisher.
A beautiful clean bright copy, looks new and unread.
Contains the full color frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water", as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien.
The maps are in excellent condition, red and black ink still show clear and bright against the endpapers, with no foxing.
A beautiful copy, scarce in original dustjacket in absolute Near Fine condition.
A highly collectable copy, hard to find in any condition.
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