TOLKIEN, J.R.R. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. London; Unwin Books. 1969.
8vo. Attractively bound in twentieth-century half dark green morocco over marbled boards, double-ruled in blind to sides and corners, spine with 5 raised bands ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt centres, plain edges, with 2 distinct pictorial map endpapers bound in at front and rear; pp. [xii] + 278 + [i]; a near fine copy, both externally and internally, and uninscribed, with only a little dusting to fore-edge of book block.
Third edition (twenty-first impression), following the first edition of 1937. A smartly bound vintage copy of this critically and commercially acclaimed children's classic.