First UK Edition, First Printing in Original Dustjacket
"Very slowly he got up and groped about on all fours, till he touched the wall of the tunnel;
but neither up nor down it could he find anything: nothing at all, no sign of goblins, no sign of dwarves. His
head was swimming, and he was far from certain even of the direction they had been going in when he had
his fall. He guessed as well as he could, and crawled along for a good way, till suddenly his hand met what
felt like a tiny ring of cold metal lying on the floor of the tunnel. It was a turning point in his career, but he
did not know it. He put the ring in his pocket almost without thinking; certainly it did not seem of any
particular use at the moment."
This author needs no introduction, this book needs no introduction. It is simply Tolkien's most desired
Originally published in September of 1937, "The Hobbit" quickly became a classic of the
genre and is now descibed as the book of the century.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st Impression of the UK 1st Edition in original unrestored dustjacket, comes complete with Custom Leather Clamshell Case!
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Book condition: Good/Very Good
Original Dustjacket condition: Unrestored, poor
London: George Allen & Unwin, The Hobbit or There and Back Again. UK First Edition, First Impression, published in 1937. Original Cloth, Hard Back, Original dust jacket. The exterior of this copy is lightly soiled, the interior is clean and bright. Slight spine slant. Decorative map endpapers are in very good condition, but shows some foxing. There are NO previous owners name or writings. Original dustjacket has the publishers correction to the "e" of Dodgeson. Jacket has been priced clipped, shows numerous chips and unfortunately is in two pieces…being worn thru along the spine. Perfect candidate for a restoration if so desired. Comes complete with beautiful custom leather clamshell case to house and protect this highly collectable timeless classic! This book is my precioussssss! and I am reluctant to part with.
The pinnacle of any Tolkien Collection! More photo’s available upon request.
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