The Hobbit, First Edition by J. R. R. Tolkien
Original green cloth boards with Tolkien’s design of the dragon and mountains on the cover. Black lettering on the cover and spine. There is little sign of wear to the covers. The spine is browned. Map illustration on the paste down and front/rear free pages, browned in places. The black and white frontis illustration is in excellent condition. “First Published in 1937” marked on the rear of the title page. The binding is lightly split on page 160. A small patch of foxing on page edges around page 14, otherwise contents good. A slightly cocked edition. Facsimile jacket covers the book. A page of publishers advertisements at the rear of the book. 8vo. 310 printed pages.