TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, George Allen & Unwin, [1937]
Lot 278
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, George Allen & Unwin, [1937]
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 29,284) inc. premium

Lot Details
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, frontispiece and 9 plates or illustrations (all but one full-page), map endpapers in red and black by the author, light pencil inscription (near erased) on front free endpaper, 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, unclipped with price "7s. 6d." (loss at extremities of spine, 1cm at top, 3cm at bottom) and corners, short tear (with no loss) affecting one line of upper flap, generally fresh colour [Hammond A3(a)], 8vo, George Allen & Unwin, [1937]

Footnotes

  • FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, IN THE SCARCE DUST-JACKET.
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