First edition/1st printing thus. Printed in Italy.
The companion volume to the 50th Anniversary The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Edition. Text corrected with an exclusive 16 page introduction by Christopher Tolkien over the history of The Hobbit. Illustrated with 14 colour plates by Tolkien, including one not published before. Quarter-bound in green leather, stamped in red and gold, with gilded edges. In a slipcase. Limited number printed. Antiquarian: fine condition (slipcase has a small crack to the top edge).*