London: Allen & Unwin, 1986.
J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #1382
A beautiful copy of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit. This copy is the 4th impression, published in 1986, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett. This book is housed in it's original publishers box with label. 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. An exceptional copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. The publishers box shows a little wear to the edges and corners, with no bumped corners or splits to the trays. There is some light soiling to the label, but the box has protected the book very well over the years. Overall a Near Fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's Very Good Plus box. 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.
Price: $275.00 save 5% $261.25