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The Annotated Hobbit. 1988The Annotated Hobbit.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
Annotated by Douglas A. Anderson.
1st Annotated Edition 1988.
Unwin Hyman.
London.
ISBN 0044403372.
Hardback in dustwrapper.
Illustrated by various artists.
Hammond Page Ref.: p.69.

Notes
Includes Thror’s Map and the Map of Wilderland together with many illustrations by Tolkien and others.

Reprints the original version of the Gollum episode and several early Tolkien poems.

More details of the contents and a comparison with the Second Annotated Edition will appear in the Articles section of the website at a later date.

There were two impressions issued:

First Impression 1988
This is a hybrid edition composed of sheets printed in the USA but bearing the Unwin Hyman imprint and publishing details. Bound in a Houghton Mifflin binding under a Unwin Hyman dustwrapper.

Although dated 1988, the Unwin Hyman edition was actually published in March 1989. 7,500 sets of sheets were imported from the United States. An additional 1,500 sets were imported for sale in Canada, but when bound these were issued in a dustwrapper using the design for the American edition, but with an Unwin Hyman imprint.

The Annotated Hobbit was first published in the United States in 1988 by Houghton Mifflin.

Second Impression 1989
Printed in the UK, with the Unwin Hyman imprint throughout – this is the first wholly British edition.

 
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