J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit

ISBN 13: 9780048231277

The Hobbit

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The first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations. Artist Jemima Catlin’s charming and lively interpretation brings Tolkien’s beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.

Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!

Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…

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A new edition of the fantasy tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. Re-set with colour illustrations re-originated from Tolkien's artwork.


‘One of the best loved characters in English fiction… a marvellous fantasy adventure’
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‘Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax’
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‘A flawless masterpiece’
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J. R. R. Tolkien
Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, United Kingdom (1976)
ISBN 10: 0048231274 ISBN 13: 9780048231277
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Kelleher Rare Books
(Naas, Ireland)

Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, United Kingdom, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. First Edition Thus, First Print. De Luxe edition. 286 pp.,1 frontispiece, 2 maps and 12 colour plates. Black cloth with gilt and silver inlay to the front, gilt spine and sprinkled edges in publisher's original matching black, cardboard case. A fine unread copy. First printing of the De Luxe edition from 1976. Bookseller Inventory # 004871

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