The Hobbit or There and Back Again (1974)
Book ID: 65384
The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen, 1974. Third Edition, Ninth Impression. A fine bright copy in pictorial dust jacket and illustrated endpapers. Bookplate to front free endpaper.
Illustrated in black and white and coloured plates by the author.
Tolkien’s prelude to ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ first published in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, in which the true significance of Bilbo’s success in riddles, and the nature of Gollum’s ‘Precious’ is revealed.