First American Edition of The HobbitJ. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938.
First American edition. Octavo. 310 pages. Illustrations by the author.
Tan cloth. Map endpapers. First state, with drawing of bowing Hobbit on title page. Small bookseller's label tipped to bottom of first fly-leaf. Some light discoloration to bottom edge and to fore-edge. Top edge a bit dusty. Some minor soiling to spine of dust jacket; three-inch closed tear up from bottom of front dust jacket flap fold; light chipping. Very good. A scarce item in dust jacket.
"This beautiful tale is purely and simply one of the greatest children's books ever written" (Hammond & Anderson, J. R. R. Tolkien - A Descriptive Bibliography.) Tolkien's first novel.
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