London: Allen & Unwin, 1965.
J.R.R. Tolkien. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Near Fine / Very Good Plus. Item #2430
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen and Unwin in 1965. A very nice copy of a very collectable book. This is a 2nd Edition, Fifteenth impression overall, published in 1965, in its original and correct non-price clipped Fifteenth impression dustjacket. The book is in Near Fine condition. The only faults are a bit of fading to the edges of the boards, and the spine is faded. No offsetting or foxing present on the maps or in the textblock, all clean and bright. No previous owner's name or any other writing in the book. The dustjacket is tanned to the spine but not the front or rear panels. A light bit of edgewear or loss at the spine, a tiny bit of rubbing and minor loss to a couple of the flap fold areas. The books cover is clean, bright, and unblemished, except for the fading. A couple of bruises to the corners, with a light bit of pushing to the spine ends, but no wear or fraying whatsoever. An early collectable copy that shows very well, even with the less than perfectly clean dustjacket. This is the only 2nd Edition of The Hobbit that does not have the color frontispiece, very likely an Allen & Unwin cost cutting measure. 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: $500.00 save 5% $475.00