1938 – The Hobbit – Hardcover – 1st Edition, Library Edition B (Second State Printing) – Houghton Mifflin

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A library edition.

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From an ebay listing. Seller states:

· 4  color illustrations · 9 black and white illustrations  · First Edition, 2nd state without bowing hobbit on the title page, Chapter VII heading corrected from “Chapter VI” – This book is in fair condition. This is an ex-library book that has been rebound in grey hardcover with the blue monocolor image of the frontspiece stamped on the front cover. There is a stamp and newspaper clipping on the front endpapers (shown above). The original front endpapers have been saved but the original rear endpapers are not present. This book contains all 4 original color illustrations and all 9 black and white illustrations, with none missing or removed.  Several pages have some small closed tears or edgewear. There is some foxing. This is a First Edition, 2nd state withot the bowing hobbit on the title page and the Chapter VII heading correctly labeled “Chapter VII”. A rare copy of Tolkien’s classic work.

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