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The Hobbit ~ J R R Tolkien George Allen & Unwin FOURTH EDITION 1979 Hardback VGC
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11 Jul, 2014 15:10:23 BST
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Newtownards, Down, United Kingdom


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Hardback w/Jacket

Fiction Subject:



J R R Tolkien

Date of Publication:




Place of Publication:

George Allen & Unwin, London



Non-Fiction Subject:

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien hardback book.

Published by George Allen and Unwin in 1979, this is a fourth edition and 2nd impression.

The book itself is in very good condition. It is housed in its original dust jacket which is not price clipped and there is some light creasing to the head and foot of the spine and along the top and bottom edge as pictured. There was also a small closed tear to the bottom of the spine part if the jacket but this has been carefully repaired using clear archival tape and is barely noticeable (I have tried to capture this in the last photos - please refer to them for details)

Internally, the book is also very good. It is free from writing or inscriptions. Page extremities and pages are very slightly yellowed through age and there is some light age spotting to page extremities as pictured. The green cloth boards are also immaculate with no fading to the gilt lettering on the spine.

It contains black and white illustrations as well as tipped in colour pictures (2 of which can be seen in the photos) It also has the usual maps of Wilderland at the back and front of the book.

A great copy for any Tolkien fan or collector alike and rare to find in such good condition.

International buyers welcome.

Please feel free to check out the other Tolkien books I have listed. I am happy to combine postage costs if more than one book is purchased in order to keep costs down for buyers.

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