Lot 119 of 221:
JRR Tolkien The Hobbit First American Edition  

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Estimate:
$10,000 - $12,000

Title:
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again

Author:
Tolkien, J.R.R.

Place:
Boston and New York

Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin

Date:
1938

Description:

310 pp. Map endpapers, 4 color plates, black and white plates and illustrations within text by the author. (8vo) 20.5x15 cm (8x5¾"), original tan cloth, pictorial dust jacket. First American Edition, First State.

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 listing the endpapers in the reverse order, and Chapter VII incorrectly headed Chapter VI.


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Condition:
Jacket, unclipped and with the $2.50 price still present, with just a few small chips at the edges, jacket spine lightly rubbed, two small old tape repairs on the reverse at the head of the spine and the foot of the front flap fold; the volume itself with only minimal evidence of age or wear; a fine copy in a very near fine, and unrestored, dust jacket.


 
Item number:
277751
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