The Hobbit or There and Back Again. De Luxe Edition (1978)
Book ID: 63783
The Hobbit or There and Back Again. De Luxe Edition. Illustrated in colour by the Author. London: Allen & Unwin, 1979. Second impression. Pp, 286. Publisher’s black buckram cloth boards, with gilt artwork on the front boards, depicting Tolkien’s ‘Green Dragon’, gilt stamped in red, silver & gold. Housed in lightly worn original box. Box label heavily browned, book in fine bright condition.
The first De luxe edition of ‘The Hobbit’ was issued in 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings coloured by H. E. Riddett.