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1937 1st Edition, 1st Printing.  The Hobbit By J R R Tolkien  in Original Cloth Binding (1 of 11)
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1937 1st Edition, 1st Printing. The Hobbit By J R R Tolkien in Original Cloth Binding

REF: ES1994-NL29 / LA406592
£19,500
€23,157
$23,537
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Description
The hobbit Or there & back again By J. R. R. Tolkien Published by George Allen & Unwin, London 1937 First edition, first printing One of only 1500 copies printed Hardback bound in the original publishers decorated cloth binding with the original map decorated endpapers to front & rear, frontis plate present but lacking the mirkwood plate at page 146, all other illustrations are present & correct. Included with the original first edition is a new facsimile edition of identical size with a new dust jacket & decorated slipcase that fits both copies, the slipcase could be used to house the original first edition, the new book comes with the mirkwood plate Book measures approx 8 x 5 inches with 310 pages + the original two sided publishers catalogue to rear A genuine first edition & first printing of the hobbit in the original publishers cloth binding. A rare title with the first printing having only 1500 copies Published & sold out before christmas of 1937 with very few surviving in original cloth. Please contact us for payment options.

measurements

Height:
8 in
Width:
5 in

declaration

Elder Books & Collectables has clarified that the 1937 1st Edition, 1st Printing. The Hobbit By J R R Tolkien in Original Cloth Binding (LA406592) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1937

condition

Few minor marks to cloth cover, with minor wear at top & bottom of spine, faint vertical crease to middle of cloth spine, slight play to hinges, name of seymour mead to front map endpaper & front blank endpaper + a christmas inscription from the year of publication dated 1937 to front blank endpaper, majority of pages have some minor wrinkles to bottom page margins [see images] occasional minor crease, blemish or finger mark to pages, very occasional minor separation at inner page margins but with all pages well attached. Overall the first edition is in very good condition & has had no restoration to any part of the book, the facsimile edition with the slipcase is in as new condition.

additional info

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Date of Manufacture:
1937

delivery

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location

This 1937 1st Edition, 1st Printing. The Hobbit By J R R Tolkien in Original Cloth Binding is located in Walford, United Kingdom

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