London: Harper Collins, 2004.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2174
The Harper Collins 2004 UK Deluxe Edition, 1st impression, of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The definitive edition of the text, fully reset and corrected for this special edition, with many unique features: Exclusive 16 page introduction by Christopher Tolkien about the history of 'The Hobbit'. The illustration, "The Three Trolls are turned to Stone" by J.R.R. Tolkien, appears for the first time. Fully illustrated by the author, with 14 illustrations appearing in full color. Also appearing for the first time is a fold-out version of Thror's Map, with the 'magic' runes only visible when the map is held up to the light, as the author intended. For the first time the Map of Wilderland appears in blue and black, as the author originally intended. Tolkien's drawing of Mirkwood appears as the front endpaper and interior illustration. Quarter bound in green, stamped in red and gold foil on grey boards, and housed in a matching slipcase. Printed on superior quality paper and including a green silk ribbon marker. This edition is available for a limited time only." No faults to this lovely copy, Near Fine, unmarked, crisp and tight. This Deluxe Edition is a beautiful companion to the 50th Anniversary Edition of 'The Lord of the Rings', as well as matching the UK Deluxe Editions of the Children of Hurin, The Silmarillion, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, The Tales of the Perilous Realm, The Fall of Arthur, Unfinished Tales, Beowulf, Story of Kullervo, Beren and Luthien, and The Fall of Gondolin. Digital photo's 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.
Price: $300.00 save 5% $285.00