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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Rare books by J. R. R. Tolkien, including first editions and signed copies of The Hobbit or There and Back Again and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973) was a leading philologist, translator, and fantasy author best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As a schoolboy he excelled in languages and in 1911 he received a scholarship to Oxford, where he specialized in Norse, Anglo-Saxon, Old and Middle English, and other Germanic languages.

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  1. The Hobbit
    First edition, first impression. A beautifully bound copy of this children's classic. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 92214

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  2. The Hobbit or There and Back Again.
    First edition, first impression, first issue jacket with the hand-correction to "Dodgeson" on the rear inside flap. The first edition was published on 21 September 1937 and the first impression of 1,500 copies was sold out by December. Learn More
    £35,000

    Stock Code: 93967

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  3. [The Lord of the Rings:]
    First editions, first impressions, the Return of the King in third state with the signature mark "4" and the sagging line of type on p. 49 (previously identified by Hammond as first state). The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 91617

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  4. [The Lord of the Rings trilogy:]
    First editions, first impressions, the Lord of the Rings in first state with signature mark "4" present on p. 49. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most influential literary works of the century. Its first reception was mixed: favourable and perceptive reviews from C. S. Lewis and from W. H. Auden, who had attended... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 110197

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  5. Bilbo le Hobbit.
    First edition in French, first printing. It was first published in the UK in 1937. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 112616

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  6. The History of Middle Earth:
    First editions, first impressions; the complete set of this first publication of Tolkien's entire History of Middle Earth, in which tales, songs, poems, maps, illustrations, genealogical tables, and even linguistic primers for Tolkien's languages, give the fullest picture available of one of the most thoroughgoingly imagined... Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 86258

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