There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
37138

J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin, [1937]. First edition, seco...

2011 September Beverly Hills Signature Rare Books Auction #6058

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Sep 13, 2011
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders
1,334 page views
Location: Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Description:
Tolkien's Classic
J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin, [1937]. First edition, second impression. Octavo. 310 pages. With illustrations by the author. Publisher's green cloth with black designs and lettering. Map endpapers. Publisher's green stain to top edge. Binding slightly cocked, rear board bowed. Some foxing to cloth, with occasional puckering. Top stain mottled; foxing to fore-edge and bottom edge. A few leaves with thin brown stain to bottom edge, with minimal intrusion onto pages. Some pages with mild foxing and with shallow bends; one leaf wrinkled. Inconspicuous British bookstore sticker to front pastedown. Original dust jacket is price-clipped, with "Second Impression" at bottom of front flap. Jacket has a few chips, particularly to the base of the spine, a few short tears, some mild foxing, and moisture waves to front panel. An about very good copy.

The first impression to contain Tolkien's color illustrations. 2,300 copies of the second impression were printed, 423 of which were destroyed in the bombing of London in 1940.

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image





FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
910,846
bidder-members
$969,556,063
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 18 days left to consign to the 2015 February 28 Americana & Political Grand Format Auction - Dallas!
Learn About Consigning With Us
I appreciate all of your work, your expert advice, and the “hand-holding” as I ventured out into the world of the consignments & auctions for the first time!
Kathleen Rotert
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 December 13 The Stephen Saathoff Collection of Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
2014 December 13 The Stephen Saathoff Collection of Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
REALIZED SO FAR $784,984
HISTORICAL SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey