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The Hobbit.

The Hobbit.

by Tolkien, J.R.R

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London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937.
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The Hobbit

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937. First Edition. Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's green cloth with dark green pictorial stamping, top edge stained green. Good, with soling and wear to cloth, cloth thinned at foot of spine and front joint, with a moderate partial split to the rear joint though binding intact. Light foxing to textblock edge. Owner initials to front free endpaper, owner bookplates to front free endpaper and the following blank sheet with light wrinkling to those pages; bookplate to blank is covering evidence of a previous bookplate removal. Pages tanned, lightly thumbed. One of a mere 1,500 copies of the first printing of Tolkien's fantasy classic.
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The Hobbit - or, There and Back Again
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The Hobbit - or, There and Back Again

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Hudson, New Hampshire, United States
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This is the rare, true first printing of "THE HOBBIT - or, There and Back Again" by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1937 1st edition, 1st printing (with "First Published in 1937" stated on the copyright page and no subsequent printings listed); George Allen & Unwin Ltd.; London. All illustrations are present as called for, and are firmly attached. The frontispiece and all illustrations are in black & white. "Thror's Map" and "Map of Winderland" are in color on the end papers. Exceedingly rare with only 1,500 copies printed. Additional photos can be provided upon request.

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Light soiling to covers and spine. Strip of cloth missing at center-left edge of spine. The center-right strip and the remainder of the spine below it are loose and attached at the right edge only. Small cloth tears at outer front cover corners; tiny cloth tear at bottom-left corner of back cover. Small cloth tear/piece missing at the top-left corner of the spine. No cracks and no loose pages. The front cover is a bit shaky. Pages 269/270… Read More
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The Hobbit: 1st American edition, 1st state with bowing Hobbit on the title page, Near Fine, J R R Tolkien, Houghton & Mifflin, Boston & New York, 1938

by Tolkien

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THE HOBBIT, 1st American edition, 1st state with bowing Hobbit on the title page, J R R Tolkien, Houghton & Mifflin, Boston & New York, 1938. All points correct for 1st edition, 1st state. No signatures, inscriptions, book plates. No foxing, stains or handling marks. A very clean copy with excellent boards, spine and maps. The original dust jacket has tears and losses, missing the front flap, colours very good, now in archival protective cover.
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The hobbit first edition 1946 signed with drawing by Gandalf (Ian Mackellan) Tolkien
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The hobbit first edition 1946 signed with drawing by Gandalf (Ian Mackellan) Tolkien

by tolkien

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Has had some regluing on spine and strenghtening in places there since binding was shaky. Has a page with a stain and some with small dog-ears. Name from child on front-free endpage. Has a few pencil-markings that can be erased if wished but i dont dare to do that in case it might be from Ian (It is probably from someone else though). Bought from Peter Harrington who takes the authenticity of their autographs very seriously. The following is taken from description from Harrington.Inscribed by Sir Ian McKellen with an original drawing of Gandalf First edition, fourth impression, inscribed by Sir Ian McKellen on the half-title, "Charlotte, Ian McKellen, 2007", together with an original drawing of Gandalf by McKellen. This copy was inscribed for the granddaughter of McKellen's understudy, David Weston, during the 2007 tour of King Lear with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Weston later published a memoir of the tour titled Covering McKellen: An Understudy's Tale (2007). Although the fourth impression is… Read More
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The Hobbit

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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1st Edition
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La Mesa, California, United States
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Houghton Mifflin Co.. A beautiful crisp clean hardcover copy in very good condition, light foxing to top edge of textblock, upper corner edge of textblock slightly bumped. DJ, clipped, in good condition with small chips along edges. Genuine first edition first printing with bowing hobbit on title page and Chapter VII identified as Chapter VI. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1938.
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The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition 2nd Printing
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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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UK: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien First Edition Second Impression George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1937. No previous owner's name inscriptions or signs of ownership. Contents clean and unblemished throughout, free of any foxing. Binding remains tight. Top edge tint still present. Covers are VG and have no wear or fraying to head or tail of spine.
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The Hobbit

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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First Edition
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Very Good. First American edition, first state with a bowing hobbit on the title page, and Chapter VII mistakenly titles Chapter VI. Bound in publisher's original buff cloth stamped in blue and red; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good with light marking to bottom of spine, spine ends and corners worn, spine toned. Pages toned, bookplate removal to first blank sheet, several hinges slightly exposed and some sporadic soiling. Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece, with illustrations by the author.
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THE HOBBIT | 1937, first edition, previously owned by Tolkien's uncle.

THE HOBBIT | 1937, first edition, previously owned by Tolkien's uncle.

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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London, London, United Kingdom
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The present example was owned by Tolkien's uncle, W.B. Incledon who later gifted it to a friend. Inscribed by Incledon: C.S.C. / from / W.B. Incledon. / Rottingdean / Jan? 1938/
Published in the same year as the first impression, this first colour illustrated edition (second impression overall) is the first time the world saw Middle-Earth in colour. This impression was printed in December of 1937 in an edition of 2300 copies (423 of which were destroyed at the warehouse of the binder, Key and Whiting, in the bombing of London on November 7th 1940). This example with the connection to the Tolkien family is one of a kind and has been held in the consignee's family by descent since 1938. One does presume that the book was originally given to his uncle by Tolkien himself.
First colour illustrated edition. 8vo. A VG+ to near-fine example. Original publishers green cloth. Minor wear to the extremities of the cloth Presentation inscription from Tolkien's uncle. Internally fresh. A one of a kind example with… Read More
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The Hobbit

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

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first
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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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Houghton Mifflin, 1938. first. hardcover. very good. First US edition, first issue. Book very good, spine ends slightly worn, corners slightly rubbed, between 2nd free end paper and next paper some cracking along gutter as well as in rear, rear paste-down has a small bookstore sticker at bottom and a number stamp at top.
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The Hobbit

by Tolkien

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A very clean copy. Allen & Unwin printed only 1,509 copies of a third impression in 1942, making it a scarce find. The boards are clean and bright. Very slight rubbing in a few places. The original end papers are clean and bright, with no signatures, inscriptions or bookplates. The internal pages are clean throughout, with no handling marks, no stains and no foxing. Reasonably good green top colour. Lacking the dust jacket. An excellent early impression in very clean condition. Scarce
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The Hobbit

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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First Edition
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Very Good. First American edition, first state with a bowing hobbit on the title page, and Chapter VII mistakenly titles Chapter VI. Bound in publisher's original buff cloth stamped in blue and red; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good, light lean to binding, cloth lightly worn at extremities and lightly soiled. Foxing and tanning to pages, former owner gift inscription and partial card-pocket to preliminary pages, several pages tape-reinforced at gutter and a few creases. Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece, with illustrations by the author.
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The Hobbit: There and Back Again

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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1st ed, 1st state
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First American edition, first state with a bowing hobbit on the title page, and Chapter VII mistakenly titled Chapter VI. Bound in publisher's original buff cloth (slight staining) stamped in blue and red; lacking the dust jacket. Good + with light foxing to cloth and loosening on the interior spine, corners rubbed; former owner labels. More photos available upon request.
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The Hobbit (First American Edition, First State)
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The Hobbit (First American Edition, First State)

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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First American edition, first st
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. First American edition, first st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST STATE, 1938. The first state of the first American edition has a bowing hobbit (facing to the left) on the title page. In the second state this device is replaced with a worn publisher (facing to the right). Tan cloth boards with the title in blue and a bowing hobbit in red.  310 pp. Map end sheets. Hammond A3b1. The binding is tight but there is too much wear to call it VG so it is good only. End sheets are dirty. Final end sheet has a moisture stain and a bookplate from the United States Naval Institute.  Some pages soiled. Lacking dust jacket. Shelley and Son Books specializes in C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien & the Inklings. Full refund if not satisfied.
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrated by the Author. EARLY EDITION IN DW.

by TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

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George Allen & Unwin. London. 1955. George Allen & Unwin. 1955. Seventh impression of first edition of 1937, (or second impression of second edition. Wrapper flap states eighth impression. Hardback with DW. Maps to endpapers. Coloured frontis., 7 b/w plates plus illustrated half-page tailpiece. Decorated green boards, remarkably clean and fresh, edges very lightly sunned with slight shelfwear. Pages toned with occasional spots of foxing, signs of light creasing/impression to pages 59-67. Wrapper has been stored with flaps to the outside of the boards so pattern from boards has lightly offset onto flaps.Price of 9s 6d net to front flap which has a light vertical crease. Wrapper is slightly sunned and has some surface soiling. There are nicks to corners and head and tail of spine with small close tear to where tail of spine meets front panel. A remarkably clean and sound copy.
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1951 Tolkien First us edition fifth impression the hobbit good
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1951 Tolkien First us edition fifth impression the hobbit good

by Jrr Tolkien

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first edition fifth impression
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Uppsala, Sweden
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In good condition! The book is fresh internally except some small foxing( overall very little). A small waterstained stain on page 111 which is now dry. The binding is holds well. Slightly forward leaning but not much at all. Has waterstains on back. Mark from previous tape on map and name written in ink. Two dog-eared pages from previous reader. There is another name that was written previously on front-free endpage but i erased this with an eraser and it is now barely noticeable. Two what looks like moisturestains on the dragon on front cover. Points of issue for this edition, note: Reprint notice of corrections opposite chapter 1, Only Farmer Giles of Ham on ad card (no Lord of the Rings, published in 1954), and no ad for Lord of the Rings on last page, B in footer of page 17 but nothing on following pages, all indicating this is the 1951 fifth impression edition although no impressions listed on the copyright page
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The Hobbit, 2nd ed (10th impression overall)
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The Hobbit, 2nd ed (10th impression overall)

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

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later edition
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Westbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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George Allen and Unwin, London 1958. later edition. Hardback. Fine/Very Good. George Allen & Unwin, London 1958. 2nd edition and the 10th printing overall. A Fine copy in the original green cloth. No ownership markings. Original and unrestored dustjacket is clipped and has small tears and chips to corners, but is clean and bright. Presents very well on the collector's shelf.
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First ever translation of the Hobbit 1947 hompen good condition! scarce Tolkien
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First ever translation of the Hobbit 1947 hompen good condition! scarce Tolkien

by Tolkien

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The book is in good condition. However, half of the front map has been torn away. A little of the title page is a little loose but is completely stuck together to 80-90%. A little wear at the bottom of the binding but the book is firmly held together and it is only a little. A little faded on the back. Pages are fresh. A copy in good condition!.
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First ever translation of the Hobbit 1947 hompen good condition! scarce Tolkien
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First ever translation of the Hobbit 1947 hompen good condition! scarce Tolkien

by Tolkien

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The book is in good condition. However, half of the front map has been torn away. A little of the title page is a little loose but is completely stuck together to 80-90%. A little wear at the bottom of the binding but the book is firmly held together and it is only a little. A little faded on the back. Pages are fresh. A copy in good condition!.
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Bilbo en hobbits äventyr (The hobbit) 1962 good condition Tove Jansson Tolkien
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Bilbo en hobbits äventyr (The hobbit) 1962 good condition Tove Jansson Tolkien

by Tolkien Tove Jansson

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Text in swedish. In good condition. Page 305 has a tear on 1/3 / 1/4 of its page. There are some stains inside but still in good condition overall.
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