Lot 100 of 196:
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit First American Edition in Jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$10,800
Estimate:
$8,000 - $12,000

Title:
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again

Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.

Place:
Boston and New York

Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company

Date:
1938

Description:

Map endpapers, 4 color plates, black and white plates and illustrations within text by the author. (8vo) original tan cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First American Edition, First State.

Rare in original dust jacket. One of the most internationally acclaimed works in the fantasy literature genre and one that appears to be eternally popular with readers young and old of any generation. First State with the bowing Hobbit vignette on title page, and the list of illustrations list the endpapers in the reverse order. The basis for the acclaimed film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, 2012-2014.


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Condition:
Jacket a bit yellowed, some chipping along the top edge, less so to the bottom edge, no restorations or repairs; volume with a slight lean to the spine; a fine copy in a very good or better jacket. Rare thus.


 
Item number:
258989
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