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book-aesthete:

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 coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo seek the pale enchanted gold.”

book-aesthete:

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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