Sunday, October 14, 2007

First Edition Hobbit


Here is a literary anniversary I missed last month.


On September 21, 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: There and Back Again was published in London in a limited edition of 1500 copies, with illustrations by the author. The publication was announced in the New York Times.


One of the 1500 copies is for sale at Biblio.com, for 8,500 pounds, or $17,288. That's where I got this picture.


Wonder if it comes with pipeweed?

1 comment:

allrileyedup said...

"If it came with pipeweed" - Ha!