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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien - Paperback - First Edition - March 12, 1981 - from 1983 (SKU: 8419)

The Hobbit

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The Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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  • paperback
  • First
Condition
Very Good+/Good+
ISBN 10
0345296044
ISBN 13
9780345296047
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About This Item

Beautiful box set with all four books. Case is a little rough but books are in very good condition. More pictures are available upon request.

Synopsis

The Hobbit tells the famous story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who is caught up in the affairs of wizards. His journey through Mirkwood and the climactic confrontation with the dragon Smaug served as the launching point for Tolkien's transformative trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Many of the essential elements of Tolkien's classic saga have their roots in this children's book. The first impression of the first edition ran as a limited printing of 1500 copies, and authentic copies with the dust jacket will include a well known hand correction, in black ink, of a misspelling of the last name of Reverend Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) on the back flap. A first edition, first printing of the original U.K. edition can run over $40,000. Signed copies of this edition have been appraised at over $100,000 U.S. Later printings of the first edition also retain much value for collectors. The first U.S. Edition, printed in 1938 by Houghton Mifflin Company, is prized and is commonly sold to collectors at prices well over $2,000. Chips to the cover, a missing dustcover, wear to the spine, and damage to the map in the endpaper, are some of the more common flaws for this book. The story remains popular, and stands as one of the most enduring (and endearing) stories of the last century. The Hobbit sparked a creative explosion in speculative fiction, a fire that burns brightly to this day. The revival in interest in recent years, in part due to the popularity of the film series inspired by Tolkien's books only shows the timelessness of his story, and the importance of his work.

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On Apr 1 2013, fireflower537 said:
This book has one huge major flaw: There are NO female characters. I am guessing all the ladies are in Upper Earth and Lower Earth.

Details

Bookseller
1983 US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
8419
Title
The Hobbit
Author
J. R. R. Tolkien
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0345296044
ISBN 13
9780345296047
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
March 12, 1981
Keywords
box set
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fanasty books;

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1983

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