Published in 1937, this first edition, first printing
$65,000

In its original dust jacket. Only 1,500 copies of the first edition were printed, and they sold out within four months.

First American Edition, Second Issue
$2500

Tan cloth printed in blue and red. A mixed second state copy. Although commonly identified as the "second state," it is perhaps more accurately a second printing, With the half-title page, color frontispiece and three additional color illustrations and all maps and illustrations.

First edition with the Bowing Hobbit on the title page
$2450

A very good copy of an extremely collectable book. First Impression, first State, with the Bowing Hobbit on the title page. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. 'Chapter VII' header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition.

First American Edition, Second Issue
$2200

Tan cloth printed in blue and red. A mixed second state copy. Although commonly identified as the "second state," it is perhaps more accurately a second printing, With the half-title page, color frontispiece and three additional color illustrations and all maps and illustrations. This copy appears, however, to be a mixed state with The Wilderlands on the front paste-down and endpaper, and Thors Map on the rear paste-down and endpaper as in the first state copies and the publisher's mark on the title page.

First edition with the Bowing Hobbit on the title page
$1961

Endpaper maps reversed. First U.S. edition, first issue, (Bowing Hobbit on title page), tan cloth, 310 pages. Lightly cocked, binding lightly soiled, name on front blank, otherwise Very Good.

First American Edition, Second Issue
$1750

With the Houghton Mifflin logo on the title page, rather than the "bowing hobbit," to which Tolkien reportedly objected, and the position of the endpaper maps matching their listing in the table of contents. The two issues of the first American edition totaled 5000 copies. A fine copy, lacking the dust jacket. In custom clamshell case.

Deluxe set of The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Middle Earth Parts
$1495

A lovely set of The Hobbit, first impression of a deluxe printing limited to 2500; The Lord of the Rings, second impression ('00), one of a limited printing of 1000; The History of Middle Earth Part1, first impression of a limited printing of 1000; The History of Middle Earth Part 2, first impression of a limited printing of 1000; The History of Middle Earth Part 3, first impression of a limited printing of 1000; and Silmarillion, first impression. Each beautiful book is in classic black quarter leather/linen and housed in publisher's slipcase.

The Hobbit, 1987 Super Deluxe Signed Limited Edition
$1450

This Limited Numbered Edition was published in 1987 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original publication of The Hobbit. Bound in dark green leather, and housed in the original publishers slipcase, as issued. This copy is numbered #23 of 500, and is signed on the Limitation Notice by the Editor, Christopher Tolkien. Only the first 100 copies are signed. The book also contains the special foreword by Christopher Tolkien.

Complete Easton Set of Middle Earth Books
$1250

Includes The Hobbit, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Book of Lost Tales (Books 1 and 2), Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth, The Silmarillion, The Complete Guide to Middle Earth, The Atlas of Middle Earth. Mint condition, unread. All the volumes have the Easton Bookplate except theComplete Guide to Middle-Earth; the eight volumes of stories have the bookplate with a small ownership sticker placed on each; the Atlas has the bookplate with no ownership sticker.

Six Volume Deluxe Edition Tolkien set
$1190

Includes: (1) The Hobbit, 1997, first impression of a limited deluxe edition of ~ 2500; (2) The Lord of the Rings, 2000, second impression of a limited deluxe edition of ~ 1000; (3) The History of Middle Earth Part 1, 2000, first impression of a limited deluxe edition of ~ 1000; (4)The History of Middle Earth Part II, 2001, first impression of a limited deluxe edition of ~1000; (5) The History of Middle Earth Part III, 2002, first impression of a limited deluxe edition of ~ 1000; and (6) The Silmarillion, 2002, first impression of a limited deluxe edition of ~ 1000. Each lovely book is in classic black quarter leather/linen and housed in matching publisher's black linen slipcase.

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