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1961 The Hobbit J.R.R Tolkien RARE Early edition Lord of the Rings antique book
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Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom


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J.R.R Tolkien





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Classic Literature

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1st Edition

*Please note that due to a change in circumstances I will only be able to post on Saturdays so please ensure you pay promptly to receive your books quickly!*
As I have far too many books, I am currently selling a range of books for more space.

The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien, George Allen and Unwin, 1961 edition, 315pp

Here is a truly iconic book.
The Hobbit is one of the best selling books of all time and possibly the best fantasy book ever written.
This is one of the classic original editions, complete with dragon covers and colour frontispiece.
Dating from 16961, this early edition is very rare and growing rarer and more valuable each with, especially now that the films are in progress.
What makes this copy especially rare are the map front and endpapers which are actually very well preserved.
A wonderful and rare book to own.

In Good condition
Covers worn and faded - see photos
Page block worn and stained - slightly creeps into text as seen in photograph.
Generally good otherwise with only light wear inside and period inscription

I'm happy to post worldwide but please contact me first to find out postage prices.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have/

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Q: Sorry, but exactly what do you mean by "periodic inscription" in your description?
A: Hi there Thanks for your question Apologies - I meant to have originally written 'period description'. There's simply a small inscription for a 'Valerie J. Cooke' in the inside corner of the blank page... Continue reading
16 Aug, 2014


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