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J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit - Rare BLUE BOARDS - 13th Impression (1961) - J.R.R. TOLKIEN 1937
1961. Please see Item Description. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Location: London Date: 1937 Binding: Octavo, original full bound Blue cloth with dark blue stamped lettering. Original Dust Jacket Pages: 315 Original Price: 21s net each Edition: Second Edition Printing: Thirteenth Impression Overall (1961) Description: Second Edition, Thirteenth Impression Overall (1961 with blue slate boards) of J.R.R. Tolkien's, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Limited to 2,500 copies, the edition was printed in Great Britain and shipped to the United States for distribution -- a tremendously rare copy in it's presenting in the highly collectable Blue Cloth boards with its original Dust Jacket with UK pricing, but identifying Houghton Mifflin as the publisher. A truly unique edition and must-have for any serious Tolkien collector or The Hobbit completist. A superb Near Fine example. All Edition Points Met: · Table of Contents has signature mark 'A*' · Copyright page lacks print history. · 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil' not advertised on reverse of half-title page. · Page 181, line 3, last word "and": 'd' is broken. When Tolkien's revolutionary 'The Hobbit' arrived on bookshelves in 1937, it redefined fantasy and introduced the genre to a new audience. Some consider it to have been the Harry Potter of the time. With the success of the first printing, the publishers decided to incur the costs of printing color illustrations in the second printing which Tolkien produced himself. The text of the first edition was also changed by the second edition to align with the story of The Lord of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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