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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R.

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937 First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1937" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien on a typed letter by the author laid into the book. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. This original dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fantastic copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Tolkien First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
George Allen & Unwin, 1937 First Edition, First Printing This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in 1937. A stunning First Issue dustjacket with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' on the rear flap. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in excellent condition with minor wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight, with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R.

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937 FIRST Edition, FIRST Impression, published by George Allen and Unwin in 1937. This First Edition, First Printing of only 1,500 copies is bound in the ORIGINAL green cloth from the publisher. This sophisticated dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is a First Edition, second impression with "second impression" printed on the front flap. This early dustjacket has the same art design as the First Impression and was also published the same year, 1937. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with minor foxing to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Tolkien First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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  • Edition: First edition, second impression (the first printing with colour
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London: George Allen and Unwin. 1937. First edition, second impression (the first printing with coloured illustrations). First edition, second impression (the first printing with coloured illustrations). Original green cloth with dark blue titles and illustration, in dustwrapper. Housed in a purpose made quarter black morocco solander case. Illustrated by the author with four colour and nine black and white full page plates and double page map illustrations to the front and rear. A superb example, the binding clean and square. There is a tiny previous owner's name in blue ink to the top edge of the blank front endpaper and very light spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little spotted to the upper panel and flap edges and with a short closed tear to the lower front flap fold. There is no loss to the dustwrapper and it has not been price-clipped (7s 6d net to the front flap as called for). An exceptional example in entirely orig ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Facsimile Only. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author. A wonderful copy, showing some soiling to the cloth, a previous owners name to the first blank page. Housed in a custom full leather and marbled paper slipcase, to house and protect this classic. This is one of the original 1500 copies,1st (First) Impression of the 1st (First) Edition that was published 21st of September 1937. It has the two maps and ten illustrations, by the author, all in excellent condition. The original decorative map endpapers have no markings or previous owners names. Thror's Map in the front, is in relatively clean condition with the pastedown brighter than the free end. The Wilderland Map is also in clean c ... Read more

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R.

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York, 1938 First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears and minor repair. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.

  • Edition: 1st
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Near fine first edition with the words "First Published in 1937" printed on the copyright page. In original green cloth with very light tanning, rubbing at the spine, and edgewear. In fine facsimile dust jacket of the first issue; First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. Housed in custom-made slipcase.

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R.

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York, 1938 First Edition, First Printing published 1938. An attractive sophisticated dustjacket that is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is the variant state without the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with slight discoloration to the title page. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1938. First US edition, first state Hardcover 1938 with bowing elf on title page and edition points - Chapter VII header and endpaper maps switched, 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, Contains original Gollum chapter pre-Lord of the Rings. slight brown spotting (foxing) on fore-edge and front few pages, . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: See below/images
  • Quantity available: 1
London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937. This is the First Edition, 1st Printing, with First Published in 1937 to the copyright page, as called for. PLEASE REQUEST ADDITIONAL IMAGES AS I AM LIMITED TO ONLY 5 WITH THIS LISTING.The binding is tight, secure and square. Original decorated cloth, minor mark to upper cover, spine and rear board clean. With rubbing to cloth at corner tips and top & bottom edges of boards { with some loss of the cloth at bottom edges. Small fray area to bottom [ left ] base spine. Inside, the book is free of inscriptions and the pages are generally clean, occasional dusty mark. Half title with foxing to inside foredge. One Ink stamp to white background, not encroaching on the actual Map detail on the front free endpaper. Illustrations by author in black and white. This is one of only 1500 copies of the first edition printed. There is no dust Jacket or substitute facsimile. The latter is something any future owner might wish to pursue for aesthetic purposes. p. 310, illustrations, ... Read more

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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R.

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 2
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1938 First Edition, with the flute player on title page A beautiful copy. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with a wonderful facsimile dustjacket from the original. We buy Tolkien First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Hobbit or There & Back Again, The (1938) 1st U.S. EDITION 2ND ISSUE of J. R. R. Tolkien Masterpiece Set in Middle Earth, with FACSIMILE of Original Dustjacket Designed By Tolkien, as Found on the Original UK Editions with Blurb from London Times on Front.

J. R. R. Tolkien, INNER HINGES Cracked & Starting, Contains the Full Color Frontispiece the Hill: Hobbiton-across-the Water with Small Chip Edge & Small Water Stain, as Well as the Original b/w & Color Line Drawings By Tolkien. Illustrated Col

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY, Printed in U.S., 1938. HBDJ, FACSIMILE DustJacket Fine condition, 1st US. Edition, 2nd Printing, 1938, Dates Match Title & Copyright Page, Second Issue with publisher's device Mark on title page With the Houghton Mifflin colophon (Seated youth playing pipes),BK GOOD- / FACSIMILE DJ FINE, Original Beige TAN cloth with Stains, Some Soiling, & Chips Tears Rub Extremities Cover, , Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well as Red Device, Interior relatively Nice, with FOXING, Wear O/W nice Tight Not Loose, Book is GOOD- Condition SOLD AS-IS . Interior Lower edge Moisture stains few pages near Spine & 5 or Pgs with Water stains Bottom edge of blank Margin of Illustration , Some small Brown stains some pages, 310 pgs, Tears Chips to Upper Lower Spine Cover, 8vo, a good candidate for Possible restoration or rebinding. Front Cover bit WOBBLY.. Illustrated Color Map Endpapers Wilderland front & Back is Thors Map endpaper, Half Title page small stains ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A superb copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1951, 5th overall printing, or the 1st printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dustjacket. The dustjacket shows beautifully, with only minor loss at the tips of the folds and edges. A few minor closed tears to the edges. The 5th impression dustjacket is original to the book, and has protected it well over the years. It is not price clipped, but show's no US or UK price. It is not stated as the 5th impression on the dustjacket, but is the 1st state with the Houghton Mifflin printed on the spine, no pricing, and the blurbs match the UK 5th impression. A scarce copy, imported from Allen & Unwin, still with the Allen and Unwin title page, not the Houghton Mifflin. Only the Houghton Mifflin stamped at the base of the spine differentiates this copy from ... Read more

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  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Quantity available: 1
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. All 8 volumes Fine. Leather Bound. Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This set is in full leather with hubbed spines. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Quantity available: 1
Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. All volumes Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. .

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A fantastic copy of an early printing of The Hobbit. The 1955, 7th overall printing, or the 3rd printing of the 2nd Edition (1951). A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus original dustjacket, designed by Tolkien, featuring his Mountains & Dragon design, as found on the original UK Editions. Stated 7th impression on front flap, not priced, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. One of probably only 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The text block is clean and bright, bound in the light brown khaki original cloth from the publisher. The dustjacket shows some minor wear, with rubbing to the dustjacket at the folds, a bit of tanning to the spine, no bumped corners. There are a few minor closed tears to the back panel with o ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956, this is the 8th impression. The book is in Near Fine condition with a matching Near Fine Dustjacket. The covers are clean and bright, no soiling or fading. No previous owners name or any other writing noted. The dustjacket is price clipped front and rear, with the publishers new price printed to the front flap. Two months into production of the 8th Impression of the Hobbits, along with the remaining original 7th Impression dustjackets, Allen & Unwin changed the price as found on this true UK 8th impression dustjacket. The jackets were price clipped -- both front and rear flap -- by Allen & Unwin publishing company itself, with their new price of 12s.6d overprinted below the impression notation on the front flap. So this copy is one with the overprinted p ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good Plus
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1956 8th Impression with Dustjacket, Custom Slipcase. A Very Good Plus/Near Fine copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1956 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 8th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 8th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 8th impression on front flap, not price clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain. According to Houghton Mifflin records, one of 1000 imported from Allen & Unwin, lacking the printing history on title verso, possibly to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. The book features the original unpriced dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author, with a $2.50 bookstore price stamp to the front flap. The boards show no soiling with ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957. 2nd Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of an extremely scarce early Hobbit. The 1957 printing, of the 2nd Edition (1951), or the 9th printing overall (1937). This copy is a stated 9th impression from the dustjacket, published by Houghton Mifflin from sheets imported from Great Britain. Stated 9th impression on front flap, not priced or clipped, noted as printed in Great Britain on the title verso. The 9th is the last impression with only 1000 sheets imported from Allen & Unwin, also lacking the printing history on title verso to help them circumvent the import restrictions and US copyright laws. Later impression had 2500 or more copies imported, making the later impressions much easier to find today. This book features the original dustjacket with the Mountains and Dragon design by the author. The dustjacket shows ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London: Allen & Unwin, 1956. 2nd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1956, this is the eighth impression in its matching eighth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition, with a little light fading to the spine from sunlight shining thru the white sections of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is lightly soiled and shows some loss to the spine ends, mainly the top. A bit of rubbing and loss to the flap fold corners, only minor rubbing to the edges, other than the upper spine area. No previous owners names or other writing to be found. No foxing marks or offsetting noted. The boards are the original green cloth with dark blue stamping of Tolkien's own Mountains and Dragon design, with one slightly bumped corner. The title verso has the full printing history up to this eighth impression of 1956. The original dustjacket i ... Read more

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