Published by Eclipse Books, Forestville, 1990
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. David Wenzel (illustrator). Limited Edition. 4to(11"tall)Red cloth with gilt design and titles in an unclipped colour pictorial dust jacket. Both Fine, in a matching red clamshell box which is Fine but for a 1/8"minor bump to bottom front edge. NUMBER 579 OF A LIMITED EDITION OF 600 SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. RARE. Signed by Illustrator(s).
Published by George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937
Seller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library, Montreal, QC, Canada
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First Edition Signed
No Binding. Condition: Not a Book. Custom Clamshell Case (Book not included). No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case. Superb Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is Gilt-stamped at the spine, & features a blind embossed [sculpted] THE HOBBIT 'Mountains and Dragon' design, raised across three panels with GILT stamping inspired by the first edition outstanding graphic cover & is finished inside & out in elegant GREEN. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. "Books definitely NOT included" When you place your order: Please confirm the actual size of your first edition as sizes may vary with age or if the edition is covered in Mylar. The text can be altered to add "signed" or other special requests. A Terrific Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for over a hundred cornerstone generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included. Custom Clamshell Case (Book not included).
Published by Harper Collins, 2019
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed UK 1st editions/printings 1/1. Fine, in fabric boards. Beautiful publications, The Hobbit Sketchbook signed to title page by Lee and numbered out of 3000. Both housed in fine slipcase, still in publisher's shrink wrap. Only 3000 worldwide and now scarce. Since 2001 First State Books has specialised in literary and children's fiction. We offer a guarantee of authenticity and that all items as described. Signed by Author(s).
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 2020
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Box set. 5th Printing. Illustrated in watercolour by Alan Lee. Signed by Alan Lee to the Title Page of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Hobbit. Brand new set. Signed by Author(s).
Published by Collins, UK, 1997
Book First Edition Signed
Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Alan Lee SIGNED (illustrator). First Edition. 1st Edition Thus 1997. Correct 1st state with Promotional price to inner flap. Signed by Alan Lee to title page. 1st illustrated edition by Alan Lee. Alan Lee's artwork was used by the film makers for The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. An important edition and becoming uncommon. Book is near fine and very bright and clean. Contents very good. The complete wrapper is near fine and bright. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 18160. Inscribed by Author(s).
Published by George Allen & Unwin, 1971
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Extremely Rare Signed Sixth Impression of The Hobbit with Quenya Inscription by J.R.R. Tolkien. J.R.R. Tolkien. Published George Allen & Unwin in 1971, signed by J.R.R. Tolkien. If you're a collector of J.R.R. Tolkien's work, then this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an incredibly rare copy of The Hobbit, signed by the author himself. This sixth impression edition from 1971 is a unique find, featuring a personal inscription in Quenya, one of the Elvish languages invented by Tolkien himself. The inscription reads 'tolkīn' in Quenya, making it the only known example of Tolkien writing his name in Elvish in a book. Although the book has no jacket and shows some signs of wear, including small stains and signs of wear on the covers, the textblock remains clean and fine throughout, with some wear noted. One of the illustrations has come loose, but the rest of the book remains intact. The signature and inscription can be found on the same page, alongside an owner signature from B. Haunch. Overall, this unique and collectible copy of The Hobbit is a fine addition to any Tolkien collection, and a must-have for serious collectors. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of literary history and add this incredibly rare signed edition to your collection. Own a Piece of Literary History with this Unique and Collectible Copy of The Hobbit. Signed by Author(s).
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1937
First Edition Signed
First edition, first issue of Tolkien's classic tale, "among the very highest achievements of children‚ s authors during the 20th century‚ (Carpenter & Pritchard, 530), one of only a handful of presentation copies reserved for Tolkien to give to family members, colleagues and close friends. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers, frontispiece and 9 full-page uncolored illustrations after drawings by Tolkien. Presentation copy, inscribed by Tolkien on the flyleaf, "Mr. & Mrs. Livesley & Edgar with best wishes from J.R.R. Tolkien." The recipients, the Livesleys and their son Edgar, ran the Kennaway House, a Regency town house in the village of Sidmouth, East Devon which Tolkien used as a summer holiday home and the surrounds of which inspired the landscapes, flora, and fauna of The Shire", the region of Middle-earth inhabited hobbits first introduced in The Hobbit. Situated on the rocky coast of the rustic Devon countryside, the village of Sidmouth has featured in a number of famed literary works, as "Stymouth" in Beatrix Potter's children's story The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1930), "Idmouth" in¬ Thomas Hardy's Wessex, "Baymouth" in William Makepeace Thackeray's Pendennis, and "Spudmouth" in The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. English poet Elizabeth Barrett lived in the town from 1832 until 1835. In the final stages of The Hobbit's revisions, Tolkien notably penned a list of special recipients he wished to present copies of the first printing of the book to upon publication, including C.S. Lewis, R.W. Chambers, R.W. Chambers, Simone d‚ Ardenne, George S. Gordon, Elaine Griffiths, his aunts Mabel Mitton and Florence Hadley, and the Livesleys who hosted him at the Kennaway House. Published on September 21, 1937, the first printing of the Hobbit constituted only 1500 copies and completely sold out by December 15th. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell box. An exceptional association of the most highly coveted work in fantasy literature. "In enchanted Middle-earth, a small, comfort-loving Hobbit is awakened from his slumbers by a visitor who tells of lost treasure. Before Bilbo Baggins returns home again, he journeys past wizards and elves, talkative trees and treasure-guarding dragons, all swirling in cosmic battle between good and evil. J.R.R. Tolkien's fully realized fantasy world won over generations of children, and dazzled adults with its deft interweaving of medieval legend and made-up languages, maps, and creatures. Tolkien legitimized the modern fantasy genre, and provided the 1960's counterculture with antiwar, back-to-Eden icons" (NYPL Books of the Century 199). ‚ Professor Tolkien‚ s epic of Middle Earth‚ ¶ [is] one of [the twentieth] century‚ s lasting contributions to that borderland of literature between youth and age. There are few such books‚ "Gulliver‚ s Travels, The Pilgrim‚ s Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Don Quixote, Alice in Wonderland, The Wind in the Willows‚ "what else?‚ ¶ [They are] destined to become this century‚ s contribution to that select list of books which continue through the ages to be read by children and adults with almost equal pleasure‚ (Eyre, 67, 134-5). All historians of children‚ s literature‚ ¶ agree in placing [The Hobbit] among the very highest achievements of children‚ s authors during the 20th century‚ (Carpenter & Prichard, 254, 530). Published on September 21, 1937 in a first printing of only 1500 copies, The Hobbit had completely sold out by December 15. ‚ It may have been a surprise to its publishers that a work as sui generis as The Hobbit should have been a popular success, but once it was a success there can have been no surprise in the clamor for a sequel. Tolkien had opened up a new imaginative continent, and the cry now was to see more of it‚ (Shippey, 49).