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The Hobbit Allen and Unwin Deluxe Edition - 1st impression 1976
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George Allen and Unwin 




J.R.R. Tolkien's


The Hobbit (Deluxe Edition)


This lovely book is the 1st impression of the 1976 Allen and Unwin Deluxe Edition of The Hobbit. The book comes complete with it's original presentation box and protective tissue ('onion paper'). The 'onion paper' is in a pretty tatty state though (see photo). Overall the book is in very good condition. Please see photos and key features for further details.


Key features

Covers: The black cloth covers are decorated on the front with the Smaug motif in red, silver and gold.

Spine: The spine has the author, title and publisher printed in gilt.

Box: The box has split on one corner of the lid but the base is fully intact and the lid stays in place without any problems. 

Page tips: The page tips are speckled green around the outer edges which looks lovely when the book is closed.

Maps: Thror's Map and the Map of Wilderland serve as endpapers.

Illustrations: Tolkien's 5 watercolours illustrate the book along with his 8 line drawings coloured by H.E. Riddett 

Number of Pages: 286 pages


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