TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again... Illustrated by the Author, FIRST EDITION, second impression, 1937
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again... Illustrated by the Author, FIRST EDITION, second impression, 1937
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again... Illustrated by the Author, first edition, second impression, 5 plates (4 colour), illustrations (some full-page), map endpapers, some spotting, a few slight creases, ownership signatures in ink and pencil on flyleaf, publisher's cloth (spine slightly rubbed and darkeened), dust-jacket (chipped at head and foot of spine, just affecting corners of covers), 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937

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  • The second impression, dated 1937 but actually published in January 1938, saw the first apperance of four additional colour illustrations by Tolkien. Some 2300 copies were printed, although 423 unbound copies were destroyed at the binders during the blitz in 1940. See illustration on preceding page.
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