Lot 63 (Books and Maps, 26th September 2017)


Tolkien, J. R. R.: The Hobbit or There and Back Again. George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London, 1937, First Edition, First Impression. With frontispiece and 9 plates or illustrations (all but one full-page), map endpapers in red and black by the author., PP310, (ii)publisher’s advertisements. Original Publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in dark blue. CONDITION: (Original un-restored condition). Covers little rubbed; inscription to front blank endpaper dated 1937; the frontis has been, crudely coloured which has resulted in light offsetting to title page; otherwise a very good and firm copy. (Only 1500 copies were printed of this first edition, first impression).

Sold for £3,700