1938 – The Hobbit – Hardcover – 1st Edition, 2nd Printing – Houghton Mifflin

  • Contains four color plates not included in the British edition
  • Houghton Mifflin did not set their own type; rather they printed sheets for the first edition from plates etched from a photo-enlargement of the Allen & Unwin first edition
  • Larger and heavier paper stock than British Edition
  • This second state has the bowing hobbit replaced with a seated flutist on the title page
  • At least 5000 copies printed
  • 310 numbered pages

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