TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again... illustrated by the author, third impression, 1947
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again... illustrated by the author, third impression, 1947
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again... illustrated by the author, FIRST EDITION, THIRD IMPRESSION, frontispiece, illustrations (some full-page), map endpapers, publisher's pictorial green cloth, third impression dust-jacket with some tears at edges and loss at top and foot of spine, 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1947

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  • THE RARE THIRD IMPRESSION OF 'THE HOBBIT', printed on wartime economy paper in 1942. It was followed by just one further impression, in 1946, before the text was amended for the second edition, and Gollum's character made less sympathetic.

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  • The publication date is 1942, not 1947 as stated
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