Book #12983

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit. J. R. R. Tolkien.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: Fifth Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Harpercollinspublishers, 1995.
ISBN: 0261103288

A superb copy in Fine condition in Fine dustwrapper. This is the first Impression with the complete line of 135798642 of the 5th edition hardback, 1995 with color plates and maps.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit" is the sentence that kicks off J. R. R. Tolkien's most legendary novel, originally published 21 September 1937 at a print run of 1,500 copies and eventually including 4 impressions. The second edition included impressions five to fifteen prior to the third edition in 1966. Literary history at its best.

Price: $290.00

Author Bio

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Close friend of C. S. Lewis, considered by many as the father of modern fantasy literature and among the 50 greatest British writers.