TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (author and illustrator). The Hobbit, or There And Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1967.
8vo. Original grass-green cloth pictorially blocked in navy blue, pictorial map endpapers in red and black, with frontispiece, and numerous black and white, and full colour illustrations by the author; preserved in an unusually clean and bright pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ix], 10-317, [iii]; boards perhaps a touch sunned to edges and spine, with some extremely light spotting to the upper edge, else near-fine in like jacket which has some very marginal browning, creasing and rubbing.
Third edition, seventeenth impression. A beautiful vintage edition of this classic work, in the iconic dust wrapper.