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The Hobbit (1942 Children's Book Club): J.R.R Tolkien

J.R.R Tolkien

Published by Children's Book Club (by Arrangement with George Allen & Unwin), London (1942)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: J.R.R.T. Books (Westport, MAYO, Ireland)

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Item Description: Children's Book Club (by Arrangement with George Allen & Unwin), London, 1942. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). First Edition, Reprint. Fair Only Condition. No Dust Jacket. 1942 Children's Book Club Edition. 310 Numbered Pages. Original Boards with significant wear, marks & stains. Spine lettering faded. Moderate foxing/soiling to outer page edges. Owner's Name and Dedication on both front endpapers. Text generally clean with some odd marks/creases. No rear endpaper as issued. Book produced according to Economy War Standards. See additional photos attached to this listing. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000240

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by The Childrens Book Club, London (1942)

Used Hardcover

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From: The Tolkien Bookshelf (Newton, KS, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: The Childrens Book Club, London, 1942. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. One of 3000 copies of the 1942, 1st Edition 3rd impression, printed for the Children's Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, from the Allen & Unwin plates. Bound in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards, with a dust-jacket (which Tolkien thought hideous) in orange and white, featuring a cartoon of a dandified hobbit smoking a pipe. Tolkien commented, "Surely the paper wasted on that hideous dust-cover could have been better used." A scarce and desirable copy for the collector. The book is in Very Good condition. The boards were a bright yellow, but now have some discoloration to the edges of boards and the spine. The gilt on the spine is still legible with tarnishing and discoloration to the yellow cloth covering. Minimal bumping or warping to the very thin boards as issued, one more noticeable warp or bump to the upper edge of the rear board, with a couple of lower corners bumped. No fraying and only minor wear to the edges. No previous owners names or writing noted in the book. No foxing or offsetting to any of the pages, all relatively bright and clean. Features the "Book Production War Economy Standards" title verso, 'This Edition published 1942 by arrangement with George Allen & Unwin'. The dustjacket is a facsimile, provided to help protect this scarce issue. A very hard to find original issue of a very scarce book, housed in a Custom Clamshell Case that reflects the original dustjacket spine, with the boards covered in a lovely marbled paper featuring the bright orange of the dustjacket, to protect and show this very scarce book. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / Facsimile Only. Bookseller Inventory # 1760

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Tolkein, J R R

Published by George Allen & Unwin, London (1942)

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From: Bookcase (Carlisle, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin, London, 1942. Cloth. Book Condition: Good Minus. No Jacket. Second impression reprint. Extremities rubbed, some chipping to spine ends with small tear to cloth at head of spine. Cocked and shaken, gutters and hinges cracked, front hinge has 3 inch open split, rear hinge has 1 inch closed split. Small owner details to corner of ffep. Pages clean and bright. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 56398

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The Hobbit Or There and Back Again: J. R. R.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen & Unwin,, London (1942)

Used Hardcover

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From: Rare And Antique Books PBFA (Exeter, DEVON, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen & Unwin,, London, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Tolkien (illustrator). The Hobbit or There And Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien. 2nd impression reprinted (3rd impression) This classic tale of the Hobbit with illustrations by J. R. R. Tolkien is in a very good condition. Original green cloth boards with the black dragon and mountains illustration on the cover. The covers are marked with bumped corners. The spine ends are frayed. Map illustrated end papers which are browned and unmarked. Coloured frontis illustration with no marks. The contents are browned and produced to the war economy standards. Some grubby markings on the pages. A few dog eared pages. No tears. 8vo 320 printed pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000064

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J.R.R. Tolkien

Published by George Allen and Unwin, London (1937)

Used Hardcover First Edition

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From: Festival Art and Books (Machynlleth, POWYS, United Kingdom)

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Item Description: George Allen and Unwin, London, 1937. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Author (illustrator). First Edition. Also available with our finer 1st/1st Hobbit for £85,000 George Allen & Unwin. Perhaps the most unique offering to Tolkien book collectors ever: the first 10 impressions of The Hobbit, all with original matching jackets. (Unused previous impression jackets were often sold on the next impression in some cases. These are all matching impression books and jackets). While all ten may all be together in a private collection, this is the first time we are aware they have been available for sale as a single lot. It took more than ten years of painstaking effort to collect them all. The first edition alone could cost as much as this whole collection in near fine condition or signed. From time to time the individual impressions come up for sale with jackets, but even later impressions are nowrare with the original unrestored jackets. None of these jackets have any restoration and remain in the charming original state. Itís not always understood by new collectors the valueis more in the jackets than the book, as the jacket are more scarce due to wear, loss and handling. Each book and jacket impression is unique; different ads on the flap, prices, impressions and text changes and corrections. The condition of each also makes this a unique collection as we beleive these are the best condition example of each of the first ten printings as the jackets have been upgraded to better quality examples over time. These were childrenís books and the jackets suffered wear and tear even when the books were new, but over the years the jackt paper has become brittle and delicate with age. Even with gentle handling they suffer furtherdamage each time with small chips falling off. Some have closed tears, tears to cover seams or detached and in section in some cases, but this isnít evident in the protective mylar. All jackets havetattering to spine ends, some paper loss, chips and scuffs to varying degree.Some are better than others as the paper was changed. The early impressions have some paper loss inparticular, but this also makes them more affordable. Many have faded/darkening to the spine colours. All are good to very good, near fine in some cases. All original jackets with no restoration. We can offer a lightly restored jacket and 1st edition book with only conservation restoration for the 1st/1st Hobbit for an upcharge of £20,000. The books are in very good condition considering they are welllove and read often. Some have slight lean and gift inscriptions, some of the middleimpressions have "ghosting" on the book spine/covers where the white of the image is burnedon the spine/book cover from the sun. All are complete, bindings tight, noserious stains, marks or damage. Thesecomprise first and second editions, but are commonly refer to the overallimpression in printing order 1st thru 10th. Up to the 3rdedition 1966 is considered scarce so there are three more books to complete the2nd editions. However we stopped at 10 is a nice round number! These ten books are: 1937 1st Edition/ 1st Impression. 19371st/2nd. 1942 1st/3rd. 1946 1st/4th.1951 2nd Edition/ 1st impression, 5th overallimpression. 1954 2nd/2nd,6th. 1955 2nd/3rd, 7th. 1956 2nd4th,8th. 1957 2nd/5th, 9th and finally 19582nd/6th, 10 overall impression. Bookseller Inventory # 01236

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