Lot 342
  • 342

Tolkien, J.R.R.

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938
  • paper, ink
8vo. 4 colored plates and 9 in-text illustrations by the author. Publisher's original tan cloth, upper board with title stamped in blue and red bowing hobbit device, spine stamped in blue and red, endpapers illustrated by the author and printed in red, first issue dust-jacket with publisher's "$2.50" printed price present on the front flap; some toning to boards, tears to jacket, some closed, some open with loss to head and foot of spine panel and corners.  


Hammond and Anderson A3b 

Catalogue Note

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. There are two impressions within the first edition: one with a bowing hobbit on the title-page (as here) and one with the publisher's device, with the first taking priority. Additionally, the list of illustrations gives the endpapers in the reverse order.