The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1958.
Original Cloth, Near Fine/ Fine Original Dustjacket.
A superb copy of an early printing of The Hobbit.
The 1958, 10th overall printing, or the 5th printing of the 2nd Edition (1958).
A Near Fine book, with a Fine dustjacket.
The dustjacket shows beautifully, with almost no loss at the tips of the folds and edges.
The stated 10th 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 spine of the jacket is slightly faded. The back of the jacket shows two brown areas where the light came through.
The book is stated 10th impression on title verso.
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. Spine has faded where the light came through the jacket. Backboard shows a small bump (see picture).
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 Fine condition.
A highly collectable copy, hard to find in any condition.
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