TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, in a restored first issue dust-jacket, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
Lot 221
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, in a restored first issue dust-jacket, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
Sold for £26,250 (US$ 41,166) inc. premium

Lot Details
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, in a restored first issue dust-jacket, George Allen & Unwin, 1937 TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, in a restored first issue dust-jacket, George Allen & Unwin, 1937
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, frontispiece and 9 plates or full-page illustrations, map endpapers in red and black by the author, publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue, first issue dust-jacket after a design by Tolkien, with 'Dodgeson' on rear flap corrected in ink, price (7s. 6d.) not clipped, professionally restored (mainly at spine and edges of flaps) and housed in a velvet-lined green morocco-backed solander case by Asprey, gilt panelled spine [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, 1937

Footnotes

  • A VERY GOOD COPY OF THE FIRST IMPRESSION, IN AN EXPERTLY RESTORED FIRST ISSUE DUST-JACKET.

    Provenance: "M.L. Duncan. F.E.I. 1938", ownership inscription on blank fly-leaf.
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