The Hobbit. Second Edition, Eleventh Impression (1959)

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Book ID: 68177

Price: 1,400.00

The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1959. Second Edition, Eleventh Impression. Illustrated cloth boards, with illustrated end papers. Original pictorial dust jacket designed by the author. Jacket lightly toned & chipped at head of spine; neat ownership name to front free endpaper. A nice bright copy. Housed in collector’s solander box.

Illustrated in black and white and with one coloured frontispiece plate 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. 

A relatively early printing, matching the appearance & format of the first edition.

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