The Hobbit, or, There and back again (Book, 2016) []
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The Hobbit, or, There and back again

The Hobbit, or, There and back again

Author: J R R Tolkien
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016. ©1937
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Facsimile first editionView all editions and formats
A tale of the adventure of a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving, unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar.

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Genre/Form: Facsimiles
Fantasy fiction
Named Person: Bilbo Baggins; Bilbo Baggins
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien
ISBN: 9780007440832 0007440839
OCLC Number: 960727506
Notes: Originally published: London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1937.
Maps on lining papers.
Issued in slipcase.
Includes publisher's information about the facsimile edition on a laid-in sheet.
Description: 310 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm + 1 sheet
Other Titles: Hobbit
There and back again
Responsibility: by J.R.R. Tolkien.


This sumptuous gift set includes a replica of the very rare first edition of The Hobbit, the only edition where one can now read the original version of the story before Tolkien re-edited it to  Read more...


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'The Hobbit belongs to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own. Its place is with Alice and The Wind in the Willows.'Times Literary Read more...

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