1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark
1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark

1988 1st ed. "The Annotated Hobbit" JRR Tolkien First edition Illustrated w/ copious notes Read the original 1937 version of Riddles in Dark

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This is a "very good" or better vintage hardcover in green paper wrapped boards over blue cloth wrapped spine, profusely illustrated, published in 1988 by Houghton Mifflin, 336 pages including a bibliography.

First edition.

Hinges and gutters are strong, intact. No writing, no loose, torn or folded pages. There is a light ripple in the top of the text block where it appears there was exposure to moisture. Board corners are crisp, spine head and tail are bumped. Some slight sunning along edges of boards and spine.

Original matching vintage dust wrapped is quite nice with no significant flaws, not price clipped on the flap. Now protected in a removable archival sleeve.

See accompanying images for full condition details.

Of special note: Herein is the only volume where you can read the original 1937 version of "Riddles in the Dark" - the riddle game between Bilbo and Gollum when Bilbo came to acquire the Ring.


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