from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again
Tolkien, J.R.R. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, date ?
With 6 full-page black & white illustrations by the author. 18.5x12.5 cm. (7¼x5”), green cloth, color pictorial jacket designed by the author.
Signed by J.R.R. Tolkien on color plate from a drawing by him of The Hill, Hobbiton, inserted before the half-title; likely it is from another copy, being slightly taller and a bit narrow than the text block. The jacket states Fourteenth Impression. Any copies of The Hobbit signed by Tolkien are quite scarce.
“Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.”
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