* TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The hobbit or there and back again. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1937. First edition.
Green cloth boards (20 cm. tall), decoratively stamped in black. Featuring an unrestored jacket in first state (with "Dodgeson" hand-corrected on rear flap). Jacket is unclipped, with minor tear to top of spine and minimal edge-wear to bottom of inner flaps. Some foxing to edge of texblock, affecting the margins of a handful of pages. Includes inserted plate of Mirkwood. With one leaf of advertisements at rear.
Estimate $ 30,000-40,000
Property from the Collection of Ronald Kuntz, Sugar Grove, Illinois