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The Hobbit. 1988
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The Hobbit. 1988The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
Foreword by Christopher Tolkien
50th Anniversary Edition, 2nd Impression 1988
Guild Publishing
CN 5980
Hardback in dustwrapper
Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hammond Page Ref.: p.62

Features Thror’s Map and the Map of Wilderland on the endpapers. Includes five colour illustrations in addition to the eight standard black and white illustrations.

Christopher Tolkien’s Foreword reproduces two pages from the manuscript of The Hobbit, together with six further illustrations and several extracts from letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Issued in a price-clipped Unwin Hyman dustwrapper. This has the red sun on the upper cover and shows the Unwin Hyman 50th Anniversary Edition ISBN, but not the red stripe on the bottom right hand corner. No Unwin Hyman copies have been seen in this version of the dustwrapper.

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