The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition : 80th anniversary edition

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition : 80th anniversary edition (Hardcover)

By J R R Tolkien 
Publisher: harpercollins publishers india pvt. ltd.
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0007440839
EAN: 9780007440832
No. of Pages: 312
Publish Date: 2016-10-31
Binding: Hardcover
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About The Book

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 nearly 30 years later.

The Hobbit was published on 21 September 1937 with a print run of 1,500 copies. With a beautiful cover design and nearly a dozen black & white drawings by the author himself, the book proved to be popular and was reprinted shortly afterwards, and history was already being made.

The scarcity of the first edition has resulted in copies commanding huge prices, way beyond the reach of most Tolkien fans. In addition, subsequent changes to the text - particularly those to chapter five when Tolkien decided to expand the text to marry it up to events in The Lord of the Rings - mean that the opportunity to read the book in its original form and format has become quite difficult.

This special printing reprints the first edition, so that Tolkien's story may be enjoyed in its original form.

About The Author

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 60 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.

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Title: The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition : 80th anniversary edition
Publisher: harpercollins publishers india pvt. ltd.
Author: J R R Tolkien
Edition: Hardcover
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0007440839
EAN: 9780007440832
No. of Pages: 312
Publish Date: 2016-10-31
Binding: Hardcover

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