TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, INSCRIBED BY THE AU
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, to "Elaine Griffiths, with best wishes from J.R.R.T", 10 illustrations, map endpapers in red and black by the author, publisher's pictorial green cloth, pictorial dust-jacket by the author with "Dodgeson" on rear flap corrected in ink (chipped with some loss to spine ends and top border of covers near joints) [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937

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  • FIRST EDITION OF 'THE HOBBIT', INSCRIBED BY TOLKIEN TO THE PERSON WHO BROUGHT IT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLISHERS. Elaine Griffiths was a friend and student of the author and was lent the typescript by him in 1936 - it was she who suggested it be shown to Susan Dagnall at George Allen & Unwin.
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