The Hobbit. A&U, 1942 (rebound)

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George Allen & Uwin, 1942. A rare copy of the war time edition of The Hobbit, with just 1500 copies printed. This is an ex-library copy, from the Public Library of Warwich (as indicated with a small stamp on a flyleaf). That is probably why this copy has been rebound, in brown leather, with name and titel in gold. The book block has been trimmed, making the margins smaller. Both maps are now endpapers, while originally half of the maps were glued to the boards. Title page is missing. Illustrated by Tolkien in b&w and with a colour frontispiece ("The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water"). A nice copy of a rare edition.*