The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition


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This sumptuous gift set includes a replica of the very rare first edition of The Hobbit, the only edition where one can now read the original version of the story before Tolkien re-edited it to become the one enjoyed by readers since 1951. The Hobbit was published on 21 September 1937, with a print run of 1,500 copies. With a beautiful cover design, nearly a dozen black & white illustrations and two black & red maps by the author himself, the book proved to be popular and was reprinted shortly afterwards. History ...

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition 2016, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007440832

80th anniversary slipcased edition