The Hobbit Or There and Back Again
. The Allen & Unwin 1976 De Luxe edition illustrated in colour by Tolkien himself (with colour added by H.E. Riddett ) Black cloth over boards, the famous Smaug design is stamped in red, gold and silver to front board .Bound and preserved in the original black carton box with a label pasted to the front . the volume also contains the maps in red and black to the front and rear endpapers and 13 colour plates. This edition was published on 2 September 1976, (as stated in the impressum) number of copies unknown. A very fine copy, the label on the front of the box is a bit discoloured.. Ref. Hammond & Anderson on page 51 - A3o . Wikipedia: The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins, the titular hobbit, to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory. The story is told in the form of an episodic quest, and most chapters introduce a specific creature or type of creature of Tolkien's geography. Bilbo gains a new level of maturity, competence, and wisdom by accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey, and adventurous sides of his nature and applying his wits and common sense. The story reaches its climax in the Battle of Five Armies, where many of the characters and creatures from earlier chapters re-emerge to engage in conflict.
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Book number: FTOLK-3012
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Keywords: Tolkien Gandalf Hobbit Fantasy Oxford