The Hobbit; Or There and Back Again

Tolkien, J.R.R.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1951
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Monroe Street Books (Middlebury, VT, U.S.A.)

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315 pages, color frontispiece illustration and black and red endpaper map by author. Green cloth with blue decoration on both covers featuring a mountain and dragon design. Bright dust jacket with chipping to edges. Small previous owner's ink names with '52 date on front fly leaf, otherwise clean. No colophon or date but this is the 5th printing. The sheets for the text body were imported from the UK and are identical to the British 5th printing in 1950 and exported to the U.S. in January 1951 and subsequently published by Houghton Mifflin the same year in an edition of 1,000 copies. There is no printing history on the copyright page. A later variant does have the full printing history and was published in 1953. This copy is also referred to as the first printing of the second revised edition. Tolkien made revisions to the original story when he began work on The Lord of the Rings and realized he needed to change how Bilbo and Gollum interacted to correspond with the new work. The volume measures 12.7 X 19.0 cm. The publisher's signature marks begin on page 17 with the letter B in the center, then adding the next letter every 16 pages. Record # 404150. Bookseller Inventory # 404150

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Title: The Hobbit; Or There and Back Again

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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