Bilbo En Hobbits Aventyr, 1962, First printing, First official Swedish Translation published by Raben and Sjogren.
With illustrations by Tove Jansson. 10 full-page drawings with numerous smaller drawings throughout. pp.308.
Original quarter green cloth with colour-printed Jansson illustration to upper board, fine with light wear. Uneven sunning to boards and light wear to corners and spine ends, some trivial wear at board-corners and gentle fading to border of lower board, a couple of little spots to top edge, foxing on free papers and ownership inscription of Peter Benson to front pastedown.
A very attractive copy.
An attractive edition - a book whose scarcity can be attributed to both author and illustrator being immensely collectable separately.
Illustrated by the creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, perfectly pairing a dream-like Nordic influence with Tolkien's iconic fantasy.
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