The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition : Boxed Set

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 141 x 196 x 36mm | 560g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • 75th Anniversary ed
  • illustrations (black and white, and colour)
  • 0007440839
  • 9780007440832
  • 77,301

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'The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own. Its place is with Alice and The Wind in the Willows.' Times Literary Supplement 'One of the best loved characters in English fiction! a marvellous fantasy adventure' Daily Mail 'Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls! an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax' The Observer
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About J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
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