The Hobbit Collector's EditionThe Hobbit - Collector's Edition
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien

Limited Edition - $50.00
Fine in fine slipcase, w/o dj as issued; new and unread, direct from the publisher

ISBN: 0-395-17711-1

Houghton Mifflin, 1973; 317 pp.; First Edition; this copy contains the previous owner's signed bookplate pasted inside the front cover.

  • Bound in imitation green leather with gold and red gilt, in slipcase also bound in imitation green leather; pages printed in black and green throughout.
  • This edition features two-color full page drawings and full color paintings (glossy plates) by the author.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent.

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