Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. As New / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #1756
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 small hole in the shrinkwrap on the front, doesn't seem to have marked the slipcase. Gold leatherette with red and green foil stamping in matching slipcase with green, black and gold label, illustrated with full color plates, monochrome line drawings, maps, top edge stained red-orange, complete with all plates and unabridged. The red foil stamping on the spine appears to be a little faded, might have been exposed to sunlight over the years, even though still sealed. 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 which it might be on 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.
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