London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1942. Third edition. 310pp. Duodecimo. Green cloth boards with decorations and title in black ink. Pages lightly yellowed, front hinge slightly loose, some minor darkening and wear to boards; previous owner's name on front fly; very good. Recased. Facsimile jacket. Item #56621
In "The Hobbit," Tolkien created a genre defining fantasy world unmatched before or since, and laid the groundwork for the treasure trove of children's fantasy that followed from Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Harry Potter.