1965?->1966? [Within that Range] – The Hobbit – Hardcover – 2nd Edition, 18th Overall Printing – Houghton Mifflin

  Starting with the 18th printing, second edition printing/impression numbers are displayed on the reverse of the title page.  More research is needed to examine if the are any state changes between this one and the 23rd printing (which the last second edition printing).  At this point the popularity of Tolkien’s work is clearly ramping up as there are seemingly 6 printings within a year or two of the second edition.

  • 14.0 x 21.0 cm
  • 315 numbered pages