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J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien Illustrated by the Author [First Edition Second Impression in Fine Condition in Fine Dust Jacket]
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937, First Edition, Second Impression. Extremely well preserved first edition, second impression copy of this work, in a fine dust jacket without any tears, in very bright, fine condition. We purchased this volume, the whole covered in green paper and virtually untouched since the day it was purchased in 1937. The previous owner even went to the trouble of signing and dating the green paper which then covered the dust jacket. The green cloth covers are still bright and clean, with the merest yellowing to the spine cloth, and the book is now protected in the original green paper cover inside a full leather clamshell box with gilt titles to the spine, gilt dragon to the front board and gilt emblem to the rear board. Internally the pages are unread, they look to have been hand cut, and are unmarked with all the colour illustrations present, there is a faint shadow to a 1 inch spot on page 273 otherwise fine condition. Unclipped. We have never seen such a good and well preserved copy. Approximately 7 ¾ inches tall (book), 9 ½ inches tall (slipcase). Condition Report Externally Spine – fine condition – book, dust jacket and box in fine condition, bright and clean with gilt titles and ‘flag’ decorations, the merest faint yellowing to the green cloth boards under a strong light. Joints – fine condition – sound to all. Corners – fine condition – to all. Boards – fine condition – gilt dragon to the front board. Page edges – fine condition – look to have been hand cut, clean, with the faintest foxing spot to a page edge or two. See above and photos. I … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Louis88Books [Andover, United Kingdom]
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