London: Allen & Unwin, 1984.
J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #1565
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit. This copy is the 3rd impression, published in 1984, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett. This book is also housed in it's original publishers box with label. The lightly soiled label has one scuff mark that effects the 'K' in 'Back Again', also a small chip is missing on the lower edge of the label. No bumps or bruises, no split corners, only light edgewear, a Very Good box. 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 light bit of rubbing and color loss to the outside edges of the compartments, otherwise Near Fine. A very nice copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. The case has done its job and protected the book very well over the years. Overall a Very Good Plus copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's Very Good 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.
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