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The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien,
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2012. J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 2012. To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, a sumptuous full colour art book containing the complete collection of more than 100 Hobbit sketches, drawings, paintings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st US Edition, 1st impression of this wonderful book. It is a study of the of the pictorial development of The Hobbit, presented in beautiful detailed reproductions of J.R.R. Tolkiens original artwork, by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. A delight for anyone who is a fan of The Hobbit or it's author J.R.R. Tolkien. You can follow his early sketches to the finished artwork as presented in his first major work, The Hobbit. Some of the reproductions are presented in a double page fold out, to show the natural progression of his artwork, in a large viewable format. This copy is As New, opened only to take photo's, and cover the dustjacket with archival protector. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1225
Price: $45.00
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The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien,
Custom Clamshell Case for The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. J.R.R. Tolkien. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case, Quarter Bound with Leather Spine gilt stamped with the Mountain, Title and Author, Runic Device, and Publisher, to match the original spine of the books. Please note, this case does not include a book, it is for the clamshell case only. The Dark Forest Green Leather is complimented with Custom Hand Marbled Paper by Joan Ajala of Australia, in Green, White, Grey and Blue marbling. These colors look remarkable with the colors of the original dustjackets found on the UK 1st and 2nd Editions. The cases are custom made to fit your copy, and may take a few weeks to finish out for your order. All papers, boards, and cloth are highest quality acid free, and the spine is Moroccan Leather, stamped to match the original UK spine. A beautiful compliment you house and protect your early UK Hobbit. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1015
Price: $300.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
Custom Clamshell Case for The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. J.R.R. Tolkien. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Custom Clamshell Case, Full Leather cover with Bowing Hobbit and Title to front cover, Tolkien Monogram to rear. Title, Author, Dwarves Hat device, Publisher, and date gilt stamped with raised bands and gilt rules to complement the look of the original spine of the book. Please note, this case does not include a book, it is for the clamshell case only. The Black Leather is complimented with Blue insets to complement the colors of the original dustjacket. The cases are custom made at time of order, and may take a few weeks to finish out. All papers, boards, and cloth are highest quality acid free, and the leather cover is Moroccan Leather. A beautiful compliment to house and protect your First US Hobbit. Also available is a Quarter Leather and Marbled Paper style clamshell case, with the Blue Leather spine insets accented by the beautiful Blue, Black and White marbled paper by Joan Ajala of Australia. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1219
Price: $300.00
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Custom Clamshell Case for The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition
Custom Slipcase for The Hobbit, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editions
J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Open ended Custom slipcase to house your UK or US 1st or 2nd Edition of the Hobbit. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped faux leather. These are hot foil stamped with the original Mountains and Dragon design from J.R.R. Tolkien's original drawings or illustrations. Each case will house the original Allen & Unwin printings of the 1st or 2nd Editions as well as the Houghton Mifflin 1st or 2nd Editions. The case also features a fully lined interior. Please specify whether your book is a UK or US 1st or 2nd Edition at time of ordering. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #854
Price: $30.00
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Custom Slipcase for The Hobbit, UK and US 1st or 2nd Editions
Custom Slipcase Only, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Custom Four Book Slipcase for the UK 1st Editons
Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This open ended slipcase is custom made to house your J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 4 volume 1st Edition collection. Hand made from the finest acid free bookboard and covered with gilt stamped faux leather. This case features J.R.R. Tolkien original artwork from the UK 1st Editions. Each case will house 4 books, the original Allen & Unwin printings of the 1st Edition. The case also feature a fully lined interior and silk ribbon. Made from highest quality acid free boards and papers. Inquire if interested. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #897
Price: $75.00
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Custom Slipcase Only, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Custom Four Book Slipcase for the UK 1st Editons
Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion
Bath: Folio Society, 2003. Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Folio Society Limited Numbered Editions, a Five Book Set, Limitation Number on all three issues are not matched. Includes The Hobbit #242, The Lord of the Rings #1474, and The Silmarillion #945. "Now available as a HAND BOUND LIMITED EDITION in a magnificent new binding of Moroccan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk. All are individually numbered and limited to just 1750 copies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. A must for all Tolkien fans and serious collectors as well!" This stunning 5 volume set of Tolkiens most loved stories, exhibits the finest quality features imaginable: *Hand numbered Limited Edition, #'d copy of 1750 *Hand-bound in Moroccan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk *Illustrations designed by Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser *Full leather slipcase's (3) with scalloped edges *Gilded top edges with ribbon page marker *Renowned calligrapher, John Andrew, has designed the lettering used on the spines and slipcase. The only minor fault to this set of books, the Lord of the Rings slipcase has one bumped corner, which did not effect any of the books. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #904
Price: $2,800.00
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Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion
Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion
Bath: Folio Society, 2003. Ingahild Grathmer and drawn by Eric Fraser. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Folio Society Deluxe Editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. These are the Folio Society Limited Numbered Editions, both books have the Limitation Number of #1272. Now available as a HAND BOUND LIMITED EDITION in a magnificent new binding of Moroccan goatskin leather and pure Indian silk. Individually numbered and limited to just 1750 copies. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a piece of history. A must for all Tolkien fans and serious collectors as well! Along with everyone's favorite story from Middle-Earth, The Hobbit, you also have J.R.R. Tolkien's account of the Elder Days, the tales of the Silmarillion are legends deriving from a much deeper past, when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him to recover the Silmarils. Originally published in 1977, 4 years after his death, Christopher Tolkien has gathered together and edited, what he considered his life's work. Additional digital photo's are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1352
Price: $1,350.00
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Folio Deluxe Limited Editions of The Hobbit and The Silmarillion
The History of The Hobbit, One-Volume Edition
London: Harper Collins, 2013. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The History of The Hobbit, One-Volume Edition, published by Harper Collins in 2013. From the blurb, 'The History of the Hobbit presents the complete text of the original manuscript of The Hobbit, and this is accompanied by John D. Rateliff's lively and informative commentary which reveals the story behind Tolkien's tale and discusses the many themes contained within. As well as recording the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, it examines - chapter-by-chapter - why those changes were made and how they reflect Tolkien's ever growing concept of Middle-earth.' Contains the original account of Biblo meets Gollum, as well as numerous illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien himself. This book and dustjacket are As New and contain no faults, no writing, no rubbing to the dustjacket, now protected in removable mylar protector. Housed in a custom black faux leather slipcase to protect and show this wonderful edition. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1391
Price: $100.00
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The History of The Hobbit, One-Volume Edition
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Harper Collins Slipcased Set
London: Harper Collins, 2000. Alan Lee. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Harper Collins in 2000, this set takes the 1997 Alan Lee illustrated edition of the Hobbit and the 1991 Alan Lee illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings, and releases them together in their own publishers slipcase. The slipcase features one scene from each book, and is accented by a gold border on the top and bottom edge that features the runic script as found on the dustjackets. The slipcase has a couple of bumped corners, no splits to the seams as are common. As the Hobbit is a wider book, the slipcase has an offset spacer to allow both books to fit the box evenly. The Hobbit is the 1997 edition, 5th impression, released to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the original publication. The dustwrapper was modified to match The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion illustrated editions. Most of the changes are to the text on the spine, but small changes were also made to the runic border. This one also features a price on the inner flap which is an indication that you own a later, modified edition. A full 22 color illustrations, and 38 pencil drawings, beautifully illustrated edition by Alan Lee. The Lord of the Rings is the 1991 edition, 12th impression, produced to commemorate the centenary of Tolkien's birth. The dustwrapper is distinctive to some others as it has the title in a black oval shape, a design introduced during the 11th impression, and is also priced on the front flap. There are 50 full color illustrations by Alan Lee, and you can see how his ideas impacted the movies directed by Peter Jackson. A beautifully illustrated set, not available to the US market, it makes a wonderful slipcased set for the Tolkien Collector. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #887
Price: $425.00
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The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Harper Collins Slipcased Set
The Hobbit *Signed Alan Lee Deluxe Ltd. Ed.*
London: Harper Collins, 1997. Alan Lee. Limited/Numbered. Quarter Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarter bound in Burgundy leather and cloth volume, housed in the publisher's original burgundy clothbound slipcase. Number 386 of a Limited Edition of only 600, specially bound and slipcased by the publisher to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first publication of "The Hobbit". Signed by the renowned artist, Alan Lee. Gilt title, gilded page edges, and gilt image of Smaug on the book and slipcase. A stunningly beautiful and scarce edition in Near Fine Condition, with a tiny stain at the top of the case, does not affect book. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Matched in size and style with the Limitied/Numbered Editions by Harper Collins, of the "Silmarillion" and "Lord of the Rings" also offered for sale at this time. Item #145
Price: $750.00
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The Hobbit *Signed Alan Lee Deluxe Ltd. Ed.*
The Hobbit 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Poster, Signed By Artist, John Howe
London: Unwin Hyman, 1987. John Howe. Signed Limited Numbered. The Hobbit 50th Anniversary Signed Limited Edition Poster. Produced by Unwin Hyman to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the Hobbit. This print is limited to 100 copies for worldwide distribution, and as such is extremely rare. Signed by the artist, John Howe, it is number 40 of 100. Featuring Smaug as he destroys Lake-Town, 'Flame unquenchable sprang high into the night, Another swoop and another, and another house and then another sprang afire and fell; and still no arrow hindered Smaug or hurt him more than a fly from the marshes.' A fabulous collectable for the Tolkien aficionado. Size is approximately 21 inches wide by 17 inches tall. Please note this poster/print is not framed or matted, and will be shipped rolled in tube mailer. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #697
Price: $500.00
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The Hobbit 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Poster, Signed By Artist, John Howe
The Hobbit and Other Stories, a Three Book Set in Publishers Slipcase
London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1977. First Thus. Pictorial Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit and Other Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A three book set, published in 1977 by Unwin Paperbacks of London, housed in the original publishers slipcase, with a depiction of Tolkien's 'Green Dragon' to the slipcase. The set of books is comprised of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, published in 1975. Stated Reset (New Edition) 1975 this copy shows some minor rubbing to the covers, light spine creases, and a bit of fading to the spine. The second book is comprised of Farmer Giles of Ham, and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, stated as Second impression, Unwin Books, 1977. This copy is closer to Near Fine with very little rubbing to the covers, no creases or fading to the spine. The third book of the set is comprised of Tree and Lear, Smith of Wootton Major, and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, also stated Second Impression of 1977. This copy is also closer to Near Fine with very little rubbing to the covers, and no creases or fading to the spine. The Hobbit contains the four color and eight black and white illustrations by Tolkien, as well as the two maps, Thrors Map and Wilderland. The second book Farmer Giles of Ham and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil have the illustrations by Pauline Baynes in black and white throughout the book. The third book has the Pauline Baynes illustrations in black and white thru the Smith of Wootton Major section with no illustrations in the Tree and Leaf or The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth sections. An unusual and very hard to find set, in the original publishers slipcase, still in this lovely condition. Additional digital images are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #996
Price: $75.00
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The Hobbit and Other Stories, a Three Book Set in Publishers Slipcase
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1973, Was Partially Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1978. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A four volume paperback set housed in the Publishers original Gold Foil covered slipcase, featuring the Heraldic symbols that were drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. These illustrations include the ones designed to represent Feanor, Idril Celebrindal, Earendil, Luthien Tinuviel, Fingolfin, Elwe, Luthien Tinuviel and Finwe. This is one of the few published sets that includes all four books, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This is also the first set to feature the illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien, as the covers of the book and slipcase, rather then the Barbara Remington designs as found on previous issues. Hammond and Anderson's, A Descriptive Bibliography notes that "after the 40th (March 1973) and no later than the forty-second (September 1973)", the Hobbit was sold in sets with the Lord of the Rings, housed "in a slipcase, gold (or blue, or red) printed paper over boards, featuring Heraldic devices by Tolkien." This design was used until 1983, when the covers were changed again. So this set is from that period, 1973 - 1983. Very unusual to find a set that has not been opened after 30 or 40 years. The case shows no bumped corners, shrinkwrap is now in pieces, allowing me to pull the books out and check for the printing history. The Hobbit is a 71st printing, The Fellowship is a 77th printing, The Two Towers is a 63rd printing, and the Return of the King is a 61st printing, all from November 1978. The books have only been opened by myself, and show no scrapes, bent corners or wrinkles to the spines. All four of the books are in perfect condition. The remnants of the shrinkwrap will be included with the books and case. They do not appear to be faded or tanned in any way. A perfect find for the collector. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1334
Price: $125.00
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1973, Was Partially Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1973, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1973. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A four volume paperback set housed in the Publishers original Gold Foil covered slipcase, featuring the Heraldic symbols that were drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. These illustrations include the ones designed to represent Feanor, Idril Celebrindal, Earendil, Luthien Tinuviel, Fingolfin, Elwe, Luthien Tinuviel and Finwe. This is one of the few published sets that includes all four books, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This is also the first set to feature the illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien, as the covers of the book and slipcase, rather then the Barbara Remington designs as found on previous issues. As this set is still sealed it is not possible to tell the exact printing or publishing date, however the exterior of the case does note the Heraldry designs are copyright of George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1973. Hammond and Anderson's, A Descriptive Bibliography notes that "after the 40th (March 1973) and no later than the forty-second (September 1973)", the Hobbit was sold in sets with the Lord of the Rings, housed "in a slipcase, gold (or blue, or red) printed paper over boards, featuring Heraldic devices by Tolkien." This design was used until 1983, when the covers were changed again. So this set is from that period, 1973 - 1983. Very unusual to find a set that has not been opened after 30 or 40 years. The case shows no bumped corners, shrinkwrap is still intact with a few scattered holes and scrapes, and the spines of the four books are in perfect condition. They do not appear to be faded or tanned in any way. A perfect find for the collector. Photo's of covers are from another opened set, just for illustrative purposes. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1335
Price: $200.00
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1973, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1973, Unread, Uncreased Spines, Near Fine Condition, Red Slipcase.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1973. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A four volume paperback set housed in the Publishers original Red pictorial slipcase, featuring the Heraldic symbols that were drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. These illustrations include the ones designed to represent Feanor, Idril Celebrindal, Earendil, Luthien Tinuviel, Fingolfin, Elwe, Luthien Tinuviel and Finwe. This is one of the few published sets that includes all four books, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This is also the first set to feature the illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien, as the covers of the book and slipcase, rather then the Barbara Remington designs as found on previous issues. These paperback books are in Near Fine condition, with one small scrape or scuff to the front of The Return of the King. All four books appear unread, showing no creases to the spines. Still fit into the box, not as tightly as usual. No names or markings, the textblock is very clean and bright, unlike most sets from this era. The slipcase has a few rubs and bumps, mainly to the corners and edges. Overall a Near Fine set in wonderful condition. The Hobbit is a 42nd printing from September 1973, The Fellowship is a 43th printing September 1973, The Two Towers is a 40th printing September 1973, and the Return of the King is a 39th printing September 1973. Hammond and Anderson's, A Descriptive Bibliography notes that "after the 40th (March 1973) and no later than the forty-second (September 1973)", the Hobbit was sold in sets with the Lord of the Rings, housed "in a slipcase, gold (or red) printed paper over boards, featuring Heraldic devices by Tolkien." This design was used until 1983, when the covers were changed again. So this set is one of the earliest from that period. Very unusual to find a set that has not been damaged after 40 years. The textblock is not aged, with the pages crisp and clean, not tanned as is common. No names or markings, no creases to the spines, and no edgewear to the covers. One small scuff to the cover of The Return of the King, the only fault noted. A great find for the collector. Minor rubbing to the slipcase, the corners showing some edgewear and minor color loss, one bumped lower rear corner the only minor faults. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1377
Price: $75.00
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Boxset from 1973, Unread, Uncreased Spines, Near Fine Condition, Red Slipcase.
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Gold Boxset from 1977,
New York: Ballantine Books, 1977. J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A four volume paperback set housed in the Publishers original Gold Foil pictorial slipcase, featuring the Heraldic symbols that were drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien. These illustrations include the ones designed to represent Feanor, Idril Celebrindal, Earendil, Luthien Tinuviel, Fingolfin, Elwe, Luthien Tinuviel and Finwe. This is one of the few published sets that includes all four books, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. This is also the first set to feature the illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien, as the covers of the book and slipcase, rather then the Barbara Remington designs as found on previous issues. These paperback books are in Very Good Plus condition, with no tanning to the covers, the slightest creasing to a couple of the spines. No names or markings whatsoever. The slipcase shows some rubbing with a small amount of color loss, mainly to the corners, but is in Very Good condition. The Hobbit is a 66th printing, The Fellowship is a 63rd printing, The Two Towers is a 59th printing, and the Return of the King is a 57th printing, all from November 1977. Hammond and Anderson's, A Descriptive Bibliography notes that "after the 40th (March 1973) and no later than the forty-second (September 1973)", the Hobbit was sold in sets with the Lord of the Rings, housed "in a slipcase, gold (or red) printed paper over boards, featuring Heraldic devices by Tolkien." This design was used until 1983, when the covers were changed again. So this set is from that period. Very unusual to find a set that has not been damaged after almost 40 years, especially with the spines of the four books in only slightly creased condition. The pages do not appear to be yellowing to any degree, so an almost perfectly preserved set. A perfect find for the collector. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1379
Price: $75.00
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The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Four Paperback Book Gold Boxset from 1977,
The Hobbit, 1976 Folio/Deluxe Misbound Editions, Both States.
London: Folio/Allen and Unwin, 1976. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. These are the 1976 Folio Edition, 1st Impression's. This set of two books, are the first Folio Society publication of The Hobbit. They are examples of the two Folio Society variants, both in Near Fine condition with slipcase's. These are the true 1st printings of the 1st Folio Edition, with the Folio 1979 maroon colored edition being the 2nd printing of the Folio edition (per Hammond). Here you have both states with one having the Folio Society Title page, and the second Title page does not state "Folio Society" as it should, instead the pages are identical to the 1976 A&U Deluxe edition! Per Hammond, the Folio Society was to take the Deluxe edition pages and remove certain pages from the beginning (title page, copyright page, etc) and replace them with the Folio pages. However, a very few of the books were bound by the Folio Society with all of the original Deluxe pages included and not replaced with Folio pages, but with the binding being the Folio format. Very Scarce indeed! Gilt is still bright and untarnished on these books. Most minor of scuffing to the leather on the spines, a few liquid spots to the exterior of the slipcase's, a slight bit of browning to the fold areas of the maps in one copy the only faults. Very unusual and hard to find both variants. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #684
Price: $950.00
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The Hobbit, 1976 Folio/Deluxe Misbound Editions, Both States.
The Hobbit, 1st US Edition, Ex Library
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition An Ex-Lib copy, with numerous stamps and damage to one page edge, stains, reinforcing on maps at the fold area. 1st impression, later state, with publishers device on title page, published in 1938. Decorative map endpapers, with 4 color and 9 mono plates all in nice condition with the reinforcing of the fold areas on both front and back. The first US impression is important for the addition of the 4 color illustrations by the author, and is the only one to feature the "Bilbo Woke up with the Early Sun in his Eye's" plate . This is the 1st and only early US edition published with Tolkien's color illustrations. Text block is complete, with numerous library stamps throughout. Pages are relatively clean, with a few smudges, and with a few small and 1 large tear with some loss, to the pages in the text block. Remnants of the original dustjacket laid in by the card pocket. A rough copy, with noted ex-lib faults, of an extremely scare and popular book. Provided with a facsimile dustjacket and marbled paper slipcase to house and protect.Additional digital images are available. Item #1194
Price: $1,125.00
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The Hobbit, 1st US Edition, Ex Library
The Hobbit, 50th Anniversary Edition, with Slipcase Still Sealed.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit 50th Anniversary Edition, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published in 1987 by Houghton Mifflin to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original publication of The Hobbit in 1937. This copy is still sealed in the original shrinkwrap, with a few small rips to the shrinkwrap, no scuffs or markings noted. Gold leatherette with red and green foil stamping in matching slipcase with green, black and gold label, illustrated with full color plates, and monochrome line drawings, maps, top edge stained red-orange, complete with all plates and unabridged. The photo's of the opened book are taken from a similar copy as this one is still sealed. It is possible that this is a Book Club Edition as there are no markings to indicate either way to the sealed exterior. Digital photo's are available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1257
Price: $150.00
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The Hobbit, 50th Anniversary Edition, with Slipcase Still Sealed.
The Hobbit, a 3-D Pop-Up Adventure, As New, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap
Harper Festival, 1999. John Howe. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Pictorial Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Hobbit, a 3-D Pop-Up Adventure. From the rear boards, "J.R.R. Tolkiens fantastical world of wizards, elves, and dragons magically comes to life in this spectacular three-dimensional book based on The Hobbit. Each page features elaborate pop-up scenes, interactive pull-tabs and secret pull-out scrolls that retell here Bilbo Baggins' incredible adventures. Journey with him through underground perils and spider-infested woods on this unforgettable treasure hunt." An excellent example of this wonderful edition. Photo's of opened book are from another copy, and are for illustrative purposes only. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1290
Price: $125.00
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The Hobbit, a 3-D Pop-Up Adventure, As New, Still Sealed in Shrinkwrap
The Hobbit, an Illustrated Edition, with Clear Dustjacket, Rankin Bass Deluxe Edition.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1977. Arthur Rankin, Jr. And Jules Bass. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the first fully illustrated Deluxe Edition with the original text of the classic. The illustrations and cinematic sequence drawings are based on the animated film by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. The book shows some rubbing to the corners of the illustrated covers, and the dustjacket show some minor rubbing and only very minor areas of color loss. The binding is still tight and strong, no splitting to the endpapers as is common. The dustjacket is of clear mylar with a colorful illustration of Smaug swooping down on the Dwarves and Bilbo on the front boards, and Smaug resting on his mound of treasure on the rear boards. The mylar dustjacket has no tears, which is very uncommon with the large clear mylar dustjacket. Very unusual for one to have survived this well. No marks or writing, names or inscriptions noted. The book is in Very Good Plus condition, with over 230 full color illustrations. This full fledged picture book version, contains the full text of The Hobbit, and will be loved by young and old alike. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1342
Price: $250.00
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The Hobbit, an Illustrated Edition, with Clear Dustjacket, Rankin Bass Deluxe Edition.
The Hobbit, an Illustrated Edition, with Clear Dustjacket, Rankin Bass Deluxe Edition.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1977. Arthur Rankin, Jr. And Jules Bass. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the first fully illustrated Deluxe Edition with the original text of the classic. The illustrations and cinematic sequence drawings are based on the animated film by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. The book shows some rubbing to the lower edge and corners of the illustrated covers, and the dustjacket show some rubbing and areas of color loss, mostly to the white lettering. The binding is still tight and strong, no splitting to the endpapers as is common, although a couple of the signatures are just starting to separate a little. The dustjacket is of clear mylar with a colorful illustration of Smaug swooping down on the Dwarves and Bilbo on the front boards, and Smaug resting on his mound of treasure on the rear boards. The mylar dustjacket has no tears, which is very uncommon with the large clear mylar dustjacket. Very unusual for one to have survived this well. No marks or writing, names or inscriptions noted. The book is in Very Good Plus condition, with over 230 full color illustrations. This full fledged picture book version, contains the full text of The Hobbit, and will be loved by young and old alike. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, Limited Editions, and odd bits of ephemera are available. Item #1353
Price: $200.00
save 5%$190.00
The Hobbit, an Illustrated Edition, with Clear Dustjacket, Rankin Bass Deluxe Edition.
The Hobbit, Isus Large Print Edition
Oxford: Isus Large Print Edition, 1993. J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Reprint of 1993 by Isus Large Print of Oxford England. This is the Large Print Edition, First Thus. This book is Near Fine with light rubbing and a couple of spots of edgewear to the glossy pictorial covers. A very nice copy for easy reading, no dustjackets to fuss with, and no fine print to tire the eyes. Has the two maps and eight black and white line drawings by Tolkien. Published in the UK, and not released in the US, may be one of the few opportunities to find this book. No names or writing in the book, clean and bright. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1227
Price: $120.00
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The Hobbit, Isus Large Print Edition
The Hobbit, Limited Edition, Harper Collins Slipcase Deluxe Edition of 1999
London: Harper Collins, 1999. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of the 1999 Deluxe Limited Edition, Limited to 2500 copies worldwide. Contains all of the original color plates from the UK 2nd impression and US 1st printings as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. Large Smaug gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black cloth slipcase with the Smaug design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. The slipcase shows minor dust and rubbing, as is often the case on the black cloth. All edges gilded. A beautiful example of the Limited Deluxe edition in very nice condition. Gift inscription opposite half title page, no other marks or writing noted. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1206
Price: $425.00
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The Hobbit, Limited Edition, Harper Collins Slipcase Deluxe Edition of 1999
The Hobbit, Limited Edition, Harper Collins Slipcase Deluxe Edition of 1999
London: Harper Collins, 1999. J.R.R. Tolkien. Limited. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Harper Collins Publishers, the 1st printing of the 1999 Deluxe Limited Edition, Limited to 2500 copies worldwide. Contains all of the original color plates from the UK 2nd impression and US 1st printings as well as the original line drawings by Tolkien. Quarter Bound in Black Leather with Gilt title, Author, Publisher and Tolkien Monogram to the spine. Matching in size and design the Harper Collins Limited Editions of the Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and The History of Middle Earth Series. Large Smaug gilt stamped on front boards. Housed in original publishers black cloth slipcase with the Smaug design gilt stamped to the exterior, matching the gilt design on the book. The slipcase shows minor dust and rubbing, as is often the case on the black cloth. All edges gilded. A beautiful example of the Limited Deluxe edition in very nice condition. Additional digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Item #1213
Price: $500.00
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The Hobbit, Limited Edition, Harper Collins Slipcase Deluxe Edition of 1999


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