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    First American Edition of The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938.

    First American edition. Octavo. 310 pages. Illustrations by the author.

    Tan cloth. Map endpapers. Second state, with publisher's device on title page. Some minor soiling to cloth with darkened edges and light rubbing. Top edge a bit dusty. Very good. Lacking 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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