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Tolkien THE HOBBIT Folio Society 1999

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Folio edition, third printing slipcased hardback of THE HOBBIT, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by the Folio Society Ltd., London in 1999. Illustrated by Eric Fraser.

The book is in very good condition (Bound in paper blocked in gold with a design by Francis Mosley with gilt lettering on the spine). In its original red slipcase which is in likewise very good condition with only minor fading on one side of the case and spine. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions.

"A beautiful edition of Tolkien's classic children's story. Leaving his comfortable hobbit hole Bilbo Baggins goes on a reluctant adventure to defeat a dragon, and along the way he encounters the vile, but pathetic Gollum, and his ‘Precious’ – a ring to rule them all.

Bilbo is a reasonably typical hobbit: fond of sleeping, eating, drinking, parties and presents. However, it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east, to help slay the dragon Smaug.

His quest takes him through enchanted forests, spiders' lairs, and under the Misty Mountains, where he comes across Gollum, and tricks him out of his 'Precious' - a ring that makes its bearer invisible, and wields a terrible power of its own.

This edition is bound in parchment cloth blocked in gold, with an inset label showing Smaug the dragon. It contains 19 black-and-white illustrations by the great Eric Fraser, and endpapers printed in red and black ink, showing Thrór’s Map and Wilderland."

'One of the best children's stories of the century’ - W.H. Auden

Book size: 9" x 5¾", 245 pages.

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