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The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Hardcover in buff cloth and stamped in blue and red with bowing Hobbit. First American Edition, later state with flute player illustration to title page replacing bowing hobbit and Chapter VII beginning on page 118 as intended. Tight binding Unmarked text. Rear hinge repaired. Illustrations by the author. 310 pages, with 15 illustrations including 2 maps as endpapers and 4 color plates (includes the frontispiece). No dust jacket. Previous owners book plate on inside FEP. Fantasy Adventure Hobbits Dragons Elves Dwarfs Wizards Middle Earth 120622

Synopsis

The Hobbit tells the famous story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is caught up in the affairs of wizards. His journey through Mirkwood and the climactic confrontation with the dragon Smaug served as the launching point for Tolkien's transformative trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Many of the essential elements of Tolkien's classic saga have their roots in this children's book. The story remains popular, and stands as one of the most enduring (and endearing) stories of the last century. The Hobbit sparked a creative explosion in speculative fiction, a fire that burns brightly to this day. The revival in interest in recent years, in part due to the popularity of the film series inspired by Tolkien's books only shows the timelessness of his story, and the importance of his work.

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On Mar 18 2022, a reader said:
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (but nobody really calls it that anyway), a tale written some time ago by some J. R. R. Tolkien fella, is the story of a Hobbit who indeed goes there... and back again. You see, in the going of there, preceding the coming back again to the place he was before he went there, he came across many an interesting thing in the wild lands to the east (As well as the less wild lands to the west of the East, known to some as the West. There was also some northward travel, but we won't get into that in this review, or the next review for that matter, as the next review will likely have nothing to do with this review, making stories of the northward travels of hobbits of no use, but I digress. Back to the list I was about to list.), such as dwarves, trolls, goblins, a neat ring that most likely will serve no real importance in future adventures by Tolkien, wargs, eagles, a bear dude named Beorn, spiders, elves, some other guys, a dragon, a thrush, some ravens, some rocks, I guess, a wizard, various waters, treasure, glorious gemstone, and some other things that I don't care to recall. Anyway, the story is about Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who does some stuff and goes somewhere (an unusual thing for a Hobbit, apparently, despite the number of books and movies and erotic fanfics based on the adventures of various Hobbits). Most importantly though, the book comes fully equip with two maps! TWO! Not one, not three, but TWO! Of course, I was reading the 70th anniversary edition, bought from www.biblio.com (sign up today!), so the number of maps may vary, depending on whether or not you're reading a library edition that has had numerous pages unceremoniously removed by children. Though, this version has the maps on the back of the front cover and front of the back cover (or would that be the back of the back cover?), making it a lot harder for me/children to rip them from the book to store in my/their stolen map collection. I figure this is enough for a review, so I'll stop rambling now. But I must insist the few of you who haven't read this book stop not having read this book and read this book! I read it and I have a (self-proclaimed) mental disorder (that I take lots and lots of sexy sounding medication for, much of which isn't legal or medication at all).
On Apr 1 2013, Fireflower537 said:
This book has one huge major flaw: There are NO female characters. I am guessing all the ladies are in Upper Earth and Lower Earth.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
211148
Title
The Hobbit
Author
J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator
J. R. R. Tolkien
Format/Binding
Hardcover in buff cloth and stamped in blue and red with bowing Hobbitbuff cloth and stamped in blue and red
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
No
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First American Edition Later State
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston and New York
Date Published
1938
Pages
310
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Fantasy Adventure Hobbits Dragons Elves Dwarfs Wizards Middle Earth 120622

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Later State
used in book collecting to refer to a book from a later run of a first edition, generally distinguished by a change in some part...
Cloth
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Plate
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Jacket
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