London: Allen & Unwin, 1976.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2017
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1976 UK De Luxe Edition. A beautiful copy of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit. This copy is the 1st impression, published in 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett. This book is also housed in a custom black leather slipcase stamped with one of Tolkien's Dragon designs to the front and the JRRT monogram to the rear. Bound in black buckram cloth, with gilt artwork on the front boards of Tolkien's 'Green Dragon" gilt stamped in red, silver & gold. Gilt ruled compartments with Title, Author, and publisher on the spines. A tiny amount of rubbing to the upper edges of the top compartment gilt, hardly noticeable. A beautiful 1st Thus copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. Overall a Near Fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's custom leather slipcase. 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.
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