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We are delighted to announce that this year we will offer a number of individual book collections. Modern First Editions, 28 March, is the first part of the property of a British collector, with the second half to be presented in the Winter season 2019. A highlight from our March auction is lot 69, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. This is an exemplary copy of the true first edition of Tolkien’s debut novel. First printed in September 1937 with a limited run of 1,500 copies, it offered war-torn England its first opportunity to escape into the imaginary lands of the Shire, Rivendell, Mirkwood and the lonely mountain. The print run was totally sold out by December of that year. This is an online auction. The catalogue is available via our website!#bloomsburyauctions #jrrtolkien #firstedition #modernfirsteditions #tolkien #thehobbit

We are delighted to announce that this year we will offer a number of individual book collections. Modern First Editions, 28 March, is the first part of the property of a British collector, with the second half to be presented in the Winter season 2019. A highlight from our March auction is lot 69, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. This is an exemplary copy of the true first edition of Tolkien’s debut novel. First printed in September 1937 with a limited run of 1,500 copies, it offered war-torn England its first opportunity to escape into the imaginary lands of the Shire, Rivendell, Mirkwood and the lonely mountain. The print run was totally sold out by December of that year. This is an online auction. The catalogue is available via our website! #bloomsburyauctions #jrrtolkien #firstedition #modernfirsteditions #tolkien #thehobbit

We are delighted to announce that this year we will offer a number of individual book collections.
Modern First Editions, 28 March, is the first part of the property of a British collector, with the second half to be presented in the Winter season 2019.
A highlight from our March auction is lot 69, J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. This is an exemplary copy of the true first edition of Tolkien’s debut novel. First printed in September 1937 with a limited run of 1,500 copies, it offered war-torn England its first opportunity to escape into the imaginary lands of the Shire, Rivendell, Mirkwood and the lonely mountain. The print run was totally sold out by December of that year.
This is an online auction. The catalogue is available via our website!
#bloomsburyauctions #jrrtolkien #firstedition #modernfirsteditions #tolkien #thehobbit