Published by the Folio Society, London in 1979.


The book is in excellent condition with maroon cloth-covered boards and leather backstrip, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spine and front cover, as well as a maroon topstain. The book contains map endpapers. The slipcase is in good condition with some age and shelf wear, but is still sound. 


Black and white illustrations throughout by Eric Fraser. This is the second Folio Society edition of The Hobbit, with newly-commissioned illustrations by Eric Fraser. They first issued the novel in a limited run in 1976, bearing Tolkien's color illustrations; after seeing the worldwide success of their 1977 release of The Lord of the Rings, the new edition of The Hobbit was released with Fraser's illustrations.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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