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 become the one enjoyed by readers since 1951.The Hobbit was published on 21 September 1937, with a print run of 1,500 copies. With a beautiful cover design, nearly a dozen black & white illustrations and two black & red maps by the author himself, the book proved to be popular and was reprinted shortly afterwards. History was already being made.
`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 Supplement
`One of the best loved characters in English fiction... a marvellous fantasy adventure'
`Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax'
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 31st May 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 16.1 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.78