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The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien

The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien

The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
Rare The Hobbit – 1st edition – 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien. For sale is a charming first edition, first impression of J R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, a book which has become increasingly scare to find in any condition. One of only 1488 printed in 1937, this is the book which gave birth to modern fantasy fiction, and at time of listing this is the only copy of the true first edition offered for sale worldwide. The book itself is a solid honest copy. There is a small stain on the spine of the book, apart from this the boards present well in their original pale green colour. Internally the book is a nice clean example, without any of the usual foxing which accompanies this book. There is a neat contemporary gift inscription on the ffep and a corresponding book plate of the previous owner, a Daphne Maberly. All of the plates are present, and one has been lovingly and delicately painted in watercolour as shown in the photograph. The binding is good on the book. Around page 210 there is a beginnings of a split but no cracks and no exposed guttering or netting. Apologies for the poor photo quality. We will update photos as soon as possible. The book also comes with a facsimile dust jacket to protect it on it’s further travels! The item “The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien” is in sale since Friday, October 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable”. The seller is “rainstreetbooks” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year Printed: 1937
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Weight: 600gms
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd
  • Special Attributes: 1st Edition

The Hobbit 1937 first edition 1st Impression by J R R Tolkien
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