New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1977.
Arthur Rankin, Jr. And Jules Bass. First Thus. Hard Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #1944
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the first fully illustrated Deluxe Edition with the original text of the classic. The illustrations and cinematic sequence drawings are based on the animated film by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. The book shows almost no rubbing to the corners of the illustrated covers, and does not have any splits. The dustjacket shows the most minor rubbing and very little color loss. The binding is still square, tight and strong, no splitting to the endpapers as is common. The dustjacket is of clear mylar with a colorful illustration of Smaug swooping down on the Dwarves and Bilbo on the front boards, and Smaug resting on his mound of treasure on the rear boards. The mylar dustjacket has no tears. Very unusual for one to have survived this well after over 40 years. No marks or writing, names or inscriptions noted. The book is in Near Fine condition, with over 230 full color illustrations. This full fledged picture book version, contains the full text of The Hobbit, and will be loved by young and old alike. 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: $250.00 save 5% $237.50