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Details about  The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien - First Edition 1937 - George Allen & Unwin - Signed

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The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien - First Edition 1937 - George Allen & Unwin - Signed
The-Hobbit-J-R-R-Tolkien-First-Edition-1937-George-Allen-Unwin-Signed
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Item location:
Cricklewood, London, United Kingdom

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390860837625
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Item specifics

Date of Publication:

1900-1949

Special Attributes:

1st Edition

Format:

Hardback

Author:

Tolkien

Language:

English

The Hobbit or There and Back Again by JRR Tolkien First Edition George Allen & Unwin Ltd 1937. Second impression. This is the first publication with the four colour plates - illustrated by the author along with nine mono plates One of only approx 1800 copies of the original 2300 that survived the bombing of London in November 1940. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning, no loose or damaged pages.
A 2x3.5' autograph affixed to 2x5' paper of Stanley Unwin, is loosely inserted - dated January 3, 1952. Unwin (19 December 1884 ? 13 October 1968) was a British publisher, founder of the George Allen and Unwin house in 1914. This published serious and sometimes controversial authors like Bertrand Russell and Mahatma Gandhi. In 1936 J. R. R. Tolkien submitted The Hobbit for publication, and Unwin paid his ten-year-old son Rayner Unwin a few pence to write a report on the manuscript. Rayner's favourable response prompted Unwin to publish the book. Once the book became a success Unwin asked Tolkien for a sequel, which eventually became The Lord of the Rings. Choice ink, most likely clipped from a letter, with mild paper staining.
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