The History Of The Hobbit . Part One: Mr. Baggins

By: Rateliff, John D. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Price: £85.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Fine black cloth boards with bright copper-gilt titling to the spine. As new apart from bumping (without damage) to the bottom two corners, but unseen under the dust-jacket. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket, with the slightest rubbing to the foot of the d/j spine - negligible. NOT price-clipped. Wonderful jacket design & illustrations from Tolkiens' own drawings, as shown. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the Correct Printer's Key = 1 . This Hardback book is tight clean and square. Apart from the bumped bottom corners, the boards are sharp and very clean. Title gilt perfect. Fore-edges to the text block clean. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels unread. (xxxix) + (1) + 467 pp. Coloured full page frontispiece opposite the Half-title and with a central suite of plates in b/w and colour on glossy 'art' paper. "Containing a complete unpublished draft version of Tolkien's treasured work, together with many little-known illustrations and previously unpublished maps by Tolkien. Also recorded are the numerous changes made to the story both before and after publication, etc. Also featured are extensive annotations and commentaries on the date of composition, how Tolkien's professional and early mythological writings influenced the story, the imaginary geography he created, etc..." . Overall FINE condition. Books are photographed without a protective book cover, but will be in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover when posted out. This First Volume, 1st Edition is quite scarce. ISBN: 0007235550. See Images ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall

Title: The History Of The Hobbit . Part One: Mr. Baggins

Author Name: Rateliff, John D. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Categories: Theatre. Film. Plays. Performing Arts, Eng Lit, Lit Crit & Shakespeare, Fiction, Folk-Lore. Myth. Legend, Reference & Law, Modern 1st Editions, Sci-Fi/Fantasy,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 120003

Keywords: The History Of The Hobbit. Part One: Mr. Baggins Containing A Complete Unpublished Draft Version Of The Story, Together With Many Little-known Illustrations And Previously Unpublished Maps By Tolkien. Also Recorded Are The Numerous Changes Made To The Story Both Before And After Publication, Etc FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression With The Correct Printer's Key = 1 . 2007 1st UK. By John D. Rateliff, (J. R. R. Tolkien)