George Allen & Unwin, 1978, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 4th
Publisher Marketing : "A great modern classic and the prelude to "The Lord of the Rings" This charming edition contains the complete unabridged text and features the original cover illustration, painted by J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. There are remnants of an old bookshop label at the bottom of the second endpaper. Dust jacket covered in plastic. Size: 180mm-240mm. 256 pages. Dust Jacket has some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges browned slightly. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; ISBN: 0048231479. ISBN/EAN: 9780048231475. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19422.