The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938.

J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings, Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1938, a 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State with the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly restored original dustjacket. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There are no names or writing in the book. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, without any foxing or marks whatsoever. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the bottom edges of the boards and spine. A small area to the top spine fold front corner shows a little soiling, mostly dusty from the small area that was originally missing on the dustjacket. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly professionally restored to a Near Fine condition, presents beautifully. I have provided a custom clamshell case, fully bound in Black Morocco Leather, featuring raised bands, blue leather insets with the Title, Author, Dwarves' Hat, and Publisher and date, gilt stamped to reflect the spine of the original book. The front panel of the clamshell has the Title and a larger Bowing Hobbit gilt stamped, with the back panel featuring the JRRT Monogram. A beautiful bright copy of this classic of fantasy literature. 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 #1461
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket