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    J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.
    This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.
     
    J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."

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    ISBN 9780395177112
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 317
    Publisher Date 1973-10-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Copyright Year 1966
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 7.25 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 2.55 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Collectors
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Tolkien, J. R. R.

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    • Beautiful edition of an old favorite!

      I bought this because I wanted to give something close to my old edition of the same (now probably 20-30 years old or so and in tatters) to my daughter. Just like the original edition, with Tolkien's illustrations in color and two-tone. Beautifully designed slipcover and layout perfect for lovers of this Tolkien classic!

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    • Love!

      Love it! Came exactly like it is shown in the picture and the price is really good for such a beautiful book! Definitely recommend for any Hobbit fan!

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    • Love the story

      I read the story as a kid and loved it. I wanted a pretty copy for my book shelf and this is so pretty. Love it

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    • Beautiful book in beautiful case

      Beautiful book in beautiful case at a very reasonable price. Was well packaged and arrived without any damage.

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    • Wonderful

      Beautiful edition to a favorite story of mine. The Dwarven runes on the cover are a nice touch.

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