The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit with Tolkien’s original illustrations.
This is a lovely copy of The Hobbit, published in 1997 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first publication.
What is so delightful about this copy is that it has Tolkien’s two maps, Thror’s Map and the Wilderland Map as end-papers plus ten illustrations, by J. R. R. Tolkien, four of the illustrations in colour.
It is interesting to note that Tolkien’s colour illustrations for The Hobbit were first commissioned for an early edition in America. The UK publishers Allen & Unwin then decided to include them in their printings.
This hardback illustrated book is in excellent condition. The dust wrapper is clean and not price clipped. The inside pages are clean and bright.
As everyone knows The Hobbit is a classic in children’s literature. To read it in this format with Tolkien’s illustrations is a delight.
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