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The Hobbit

Tolkien, J. R. R.

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ISBN 10: 0395177111 / ISBN 13: 9780395177112
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1987
New Condition New Hard Cover
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Still in shrink wrap. Will not open to determine ISBN nor publication date. New copy still in shrink wrap, hard cover comes in slip case that has gold leather textured surface, with paste on that states title, author and 50th, full gilt cloth, the spine has green lettering with green and red border. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008767

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This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.   J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

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The Hobbit

Six Different Editions

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The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again

The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, with an iconic cover inspired by Tolkien?s designs.

The Hobbit: Deluxe Pocket Edition

The Hobbit: Deluxe Pocket Edition

This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!

Hobbit Illustrated Edition

Hobbit Illustrated Edition

A beautiful gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting tale, fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin.

Hobbit 75th Anniversary Edition

Hobbit 75th Anniversary Edition

This deluxe hardcover edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien?s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare ?Mirkwood? piece.

Hobbit Young Reader?s Edition

Hobbit Young Reader?s Edition

The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001).

Hobbit Collector?s Edition

Hobbit Collector?s Edition

This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two colors, in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.

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Bibliographic Details

Title: The Hobbit

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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