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The Hobbit, or There and back again (1976 Deluxe Edition in Slipcase) by  J. R.R Tolkien - Hardcover - Deluxe Edition - 1976 - from Mary Riversong (SKU: 449TolkienHobbitDeluxe)

The Hobbit, or There and back again (1976 Deluxe Edition in Slipcase)

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The Hobbit, or There and back again (1976 Deluxe Edition in Slipcase)

by Tolkien, J. R.R

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  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very Good/VG Slipcase
ISBN 10
0395177111
ISBN 13
9780395177112
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Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Used. Green faux leather with marbled edges in a matching slipcase. VG, nearly new condition. A very nice copy indeed.

Synopsis

  J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise." -

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Bookseller
Mary Riversong US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
449TolkienHobbitDeluxe
Title
The Hobbit, or There and back again (1976 Deluxe Edition in Slipcase)
Author
Tolkien, J. R.R
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
VG Slipcase
Quantity available
1
Edition
Deluxe Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395177111
ISBN 13
9780395177112
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1976
Keywords
Tolkien, Middle Earth, Hobbit, Hobbiton, Bilbo Baggins, Dwarves, Elves, Fantasy, Mythology, Anglophilia
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For Sale;
Size
7 1/8 X 9 1/2

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