London: Allen & Unwin, 1979.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2274
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1979 UK De Luxe Edition. A beautiful copy of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit. This copy is the 2nd impression, published in 1979, 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 slightly faded and lightly soiled. 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. An exceptional copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. The publishers box shows slight wear to the edges and a couple of neatly repaired corners, lacking the onionskin wrapper and has protected the book very well over the years. A beautiful Near Fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's original 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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