The Hobbit - Houghton-Mifflin - October 1973 - Hardback in Slipcase

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cover ISBN # 0395177111 $35.00
B&N $24.50

I now have a copy ofthis edition of The Hobbit. I won it on eBay for about $20. It is a beautiful green leatherette hardcover book in a green leatherette slipcase. It features several color illustrations by Tolkien, as well as a good number of his ink drawings. Pictured at left is the slipcase. I plan to add a few scans of my own to show more of what this edition looks like. If you need more info, please feel free to write me.

Below is a list of color Tolkien illustrations from this edition:
The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-Water
the Eagle picture
Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raftelves
Conversation with Smaug

More Illustrations:
There are also numerous pen-and-ink drawings which are black on a yellow background (black on a green background in the green edition), including the large beautiful maps at the beginning and end of the book.

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