London: Unwin Hyman, 1990.
J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Buckram. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2125
The Hobbit or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. A beautiful copy of the Unwin Hyman De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit, still has the Allen & Unwin title page. This copy is the 5th impression, published in 1990, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett. This book is also housed in the original publishers slipcase as issued. Bound in black buckram cloth, with elaborate 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 spine. An exceptional copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. One small spot on the back cover shown in final photo. Maps are used as the endpapers, as in the original publication. Overall a Near Fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's publishers slipcase. 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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