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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien - Hardcover - Collectors Edition - 1973 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 0003085)

The Hobbit

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The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Used
  • very good
  • hardcover
Condition
Very Good/Slipcase
ISBN 10
0395177111
ISBN 13
9780395177112
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About This Item

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973. Collectors Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Slipcase. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The Author. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1973, Collectors Edition, first printing. Colored. Illustrations by the author. Simulated Leather with gold and red lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Green colored inside covers front and back with green marbled edges. No tears bent pages nor any writing. A worn spot lower left along the groove on the front cover. Light wear to the head and toe the spine. Slipcase, bright label on the front hardly anywhere at all. Text and illustrations are bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid book now being made into a film. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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 first impression of the first edition ran as a limited printing of 1500 copies, and authentic copies with the dust jacket will include a well known hand correction, in black ink, of a misspelling of the last name of Reverend Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) on the back flap. A first edition, first printing of the original U.K. edition can run over $40,000. Signed copies of this edition have been appraised at over $100,000 U.S. Later printings of the first edition also retain much value for collectors. The first U.S. Edition, printed in 1938 by Houghton Mifflin Company, is prized and is commonly sold to collectors at prices well over $2,000. Chips to the cover, a missing dustcover, wear to the spine, and damage to the map in the endpaper, are some of the more common flaws for this 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 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.

Details

Bookseller
mclinhavenbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
0003085
Title
The Hobbit
Author
J. R. R. Tolkien
Illustrator
The Author
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Slipcase
Quantity available
1
Edition
Collectors Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395177111
ISBN 13
9780395177112
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1973
Pages
319
Keywords
Young Adults
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12\" tall

Terms of Sale

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About mclinhavenbooks

We are a privately owned book selling business and take great pride in a diverse and eclectic inventory of books. We sell to most other countries of the World, [please see countries we sell too] We sell almost exclusively hardcover books, a large part are Signed, in many categories. Mclin Haven has been selling books for over eleven years. Orders are shipped within one business day.

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