The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien

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First edition

Published by The Children’s Book Club, London 1942

Description

The Hobbit or There and Back Again, Book Club Edition. by J. R. R. Tolkien

A rare first Children’s Book Club edition of The Hobbit using the first edition, third impression sheets by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin. With war economy standard paper. George Allen & Unwin printed 1,500 copies of a third impression and 3,000 copies to be sold by Foyles. The sheets supplied to Foyles were unbound and so the edition was published with cheap, simple boards with no map end papers. Plus a large Bilbo as the illustration on the dust jacket. Tolkien disliked the publication so much that no further book club editions were published. With thinner boards and economy paper there are few numbers of this publication to be found in a decent condition. Original yellow cloth boards with wear and faded gilt lettering on the spine. Name written on front free page. Tiny hole on the spine. Some spotting and browning within the text. A scarce find. 8vo 310pp

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