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Tolkien’s Hobbit fetches £60,000

March 18, 2008 at 8:18 pm by xoanon  - 

A 1937 first edition of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit has been sold at auction to an anonymous bidder for £60,000 – twice what it was expected to reach. The Hobbit was Tolkien’s most successful book, establishing his name as an author, and came before the longer Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Maps, photographs and manuscripts will also be sold at Bonhams in London. The copy of The Hobbit is inscribed to Tolkien’s friend Elaine Griffiths, who had originally helped get it published. Tolkien’s Hobbit fetches £60,000

Posted in Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien on March 18, 2008 by

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