London: Allen & Unwin, 1986.
J.R.R. Tolkien. De Luxe Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2307
An early issue of the Allen & Unwin De Luxe Edition of The Hobbit. This copy is the 4th impression, published in 1986, of the 1st De Luxe Edition of 1976, with the Tolkien line drawings colorized by H. E. Riddett. This book is housed in a custom slipcase as the original was missing. Bound in black buckram cloth, with gilt artwork on the front boards of Tolkien's 'Green Dragon" gilt stamped in red, silver & gold. The covers are clean and bright, unmarked to the black buckram as often found. Gilt ruled compartments with Title, Author, and publisher on the spines. An lovely copy for the collector. No names, writing or faults noted in the book. Maps are bound in, rather than used as the endpapers. There are no bumps to the boards, with the stamping clean and bright. The black leather slipcase features the Smaug dragon motif to the front panel, and the JRRT Monogram to rear. Overall a Near Fine copy of this wonderful book, housed in it's new custom black leather 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.
Price: $325.00 save 5% $308.75