My Precious...

My Precious...

A rare first edition, second impression copy of J.R.R Tolkien’s classic book ‘The Hobbit’ will feature in our August Collectors' sale.

12/07/2024

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This highly desirable early publication was released in the same year as the first impression, but the second impression was illustrated with additional plates and in full colour for the first time. The second impression ran to 2300 printed copies, 400 of which were held at the binder’s London warehouse and destroyed during a 1940 bombing raid. Our copy has survived in rather better order and is complete with original dust jacket, it carries an estimate of £2000-3000.

 

Lot 1750, Estimate £2000 - £3000

 

The Collectors' sale features a range of specialist categories including antiquarian books, militaria, coins, stamps and ephemera, vintage textiles and accessories, musical and scientific instruments, toys and vinyl records. Entries are welcomed for this wonderfully eclectic sale until mid-August. 

 


 

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Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th August | 10am

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