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THE HOBBBIT, or, THERE AND BACK AGAIN by   J.R.R - First Edition, First Thus - 1997 - from 100 POCKETS and

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by Tolkien, , J.R.R,

Condition: NEAR NEW -COLLECTIBLE/Near Fine

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Text/NEW. DJ/NF w/a whisper of shelfwear. 289 pgs. Map to Middle Earth to front, and Wilderland to rear. Fantasy novel. Adventures of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, in Middle Earth and prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. First published 1937 with illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) himself; this is 1997 Special Edition illustrated by Alan Lee (1947 -). Hobbits are wee folk distantly related to humans. Small in size (height 2 to 4 feet); tendency to chubbiness; tough, leathery & hairy foot soles (little need for shoes) and near no facial hair; graceful, long skillful fingers; keen of hearing & eyesight with associated ability to move swiftly and silently. Philosophically, devoted to the simple daily pleasures (many enjoyr some 6 meals a day) and guided by truisms; adoration of laughter, jests and celebration. Pending class status, many, not all, dwell underground in "holes" (smials, or in Old English smygel). Clothing wise, a preference to bright colors. Content with their shire & homestead, Hobbits are not adventurous. These are traits Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry & Pippin, and other Hobbits bring along as they take on a central role in The Lord of the Rings. Saga beings with wizard Gandalf and dispossessed dwarrfs' call on Bilbo to regain the Lonely Mountain for the Dwarfs, and ultimatel confrontation the frightening Gollum. . First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR NEW -COLLECTIBLE/Near Fine. Illus. by Alan Lee (Illustrator). First Edition, First Thus.
  • Bookseller: 100 POCKETS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 018019
  • Author: Tolkien, , J.R.R,
  • Illustrator: Alan Lee (Illustrator)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: NEAR NEW -COLLECTIBLE
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition, First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0395873460
  • ISBN 13: 9780395873465
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Place: Boston, MA
  • Date published: 1997
  • Keywords: Fantasy/Fiction/Novel/Juvenile/Bilbo Baggins/Lord of the Rings, Gandalf; Gollum
  • Bookseller catalogs: Legends/Myths/Folk Tales; Adventure/Expeditions;


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