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The Hobbit. 1942
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The Hobbit. 1942The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
Book Club Edition 1942
The Children's Book Club
ISBN: None
Hardback in dustwrapper
Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dustwrapper illustrator unknown
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.15-16

Eight black and white illustrations only. Thror’s Map and the Map of Wilderland are not included on the endpapers. Includes the original version of the encounter with Gollum.

3,000 copies issued. Not reprinted.

This book club edition was printed along with the Third Impression of the Allen & Unwin edition.

Issued in a plain yellow cloth covered binding rather than the decorated green cloth binding used by Allen & Unwin.

Wayne Hammond's Tolkien bibliography notes that the dustwrapper was "in black, orange and white". This is incorrect - it was printed with orange ink on white paper.

For further details see Printing and Binding The Hobbit.

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