TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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Printed Books & Maps
London, New Bond Street
19 Oct 2004 10:30 BST
MODERN FIRST EDITIONS
The Hobbit or There and Back Again,
first edition, second impression
4 colour plates, illustrations, front endpaper map slightly creased, publisher's cloth, slight spotting, 8vo,
George Allen, 1937
The second impression, which was the first to contain the four colour plates, had a print run of 2,300. Of these 423 were destroyed during a London bombing raid in 1940.
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