Hobbit, The (UK HC) - J.R.R. Tolkien
London, England: George, Allen & Unwin, Ltd. (1937). The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien. Hard cover. First Edition.
First Edition, First Issue of J.R.R. Tolkien's Ground-Breaking Debut Novel.
Book Condition: Near-fine in original pictorial green cloth. Corners very slightly bumped, head and foot of spine very slightly bumped, minor discoloration to cloth at extremities and head of spine. 10 illustrations, pictorial end-papers in red and black by the author, 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at end.
Dust Jacket Condition: Near-fine, original pictorial dust jacket by the author. "Dodgson" corrected in ink on inside lower flap. Frayed at extremities with some loss and tears (including 60 by 35mm. section at head of spine)
The first edition was published on 21 September 1937 and the first impression of 1,500 copies was sold out by December, 1937.
Collector's Grade Copy.