The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J R. R. Tolkien. first edition, second impression.
The first edition of The Hobbit published in September of 1937 quickly sold out by December of that year. A demand for a second impression generated a quick publication with 4 colour and 9 mono plate illustrations.
This second impression book is complete with clipped dust jacket. Darkened spine of the book. Dark spot on the rear cover. Lightly bumped corners. Clean end papers with map illustrations. Previous owner bookstamp on the front paste down. Dedication in blue ink on front free page. The frontis colour illustration and black and white illustrations are clean.Clean pages. The dust jacket is is clean. Chipping and minor loss on the edges of the jacket. Missing pieces on the top spine and tears on the folds. Darkened spine colour. 8vo. 310 pp.
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