London: Allen & Unwin, 1984.
J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #1854
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 label is only lightly soiled, no scuffs or damage. One bump with a small split to an upper corner of the box, now neatly repaired, light edgewear, a Very Good Plus condition 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 very nice Near Fine 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 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.
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