TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again... Illustrated by the Author
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again... Illustrated by the Author, FIRST EDITION, second impression, dust-jacket, 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 (including 4 colour), illustrations (some full-page), map endpapers, publisher's cloth, second impression dust-jacket (some tears, with slight loss at corners and spine ends), 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937

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  • The second impression, the first to include four additional colour illustrations by Tolkien. Although it was still dated 1937, some 2300 copies of this impression came off the presses in January 1938, although 423 unbound copies were destroyed at the binders during a German bombing raid in 1940.
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