The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
1942 FIRST UK EDITION, THIRD IMPRESSION
In late 1942, Allen & Unwin printed 1,500 copies of a third impression under their imprint and 3,000 copies for the childrens book club sold by the bookseller Foyles. The third impression printings were supplied to Foyles unbound. They were bound independently, without maps, in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards. The dustjackets, as seen in the pictures, orange ink on white paper, featuring a drawing of a dandified Hobbit. When Tolkien saw the dustjacket he commented "Surely the paper wasted on that hideous dust-cover could have been better used"....now its one of the most highly sought after copies around.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel; The Hobbit; London: Foyles Book Club by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin Ltd., Museum Street; Copyright 1937, 310 pages, published in 1942.
The book is in VERY GOOD+ condition.
Yellow boards and pages are clean and bright showing only light rubbing or wear, very slight spine slant.
NO writing or inscriptions.
A beautiful copy!
ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET in VERY GOOD+ condition. Dj is NOT price-clipped, but shows signs of wear and chipping at folds.
The book comes complete with an Archival-quality mylar dustjacket protector.
One of the most sought after copies of the Hobbit. Extremely rare and very collectable.
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