Tolkien classic to be auctioned





The 1937 first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is to be auctioned in London with an estimated value of £30,000. The Bonhams sale in London on March 18th includes the first foreign language edition of the book, translated into Swedish ten years later, and the last photograph taken of the author. The first issue of the The Hobbit is inscribed by Tolkien to his friend, Elaine Griffiths. The book, which is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings and features the adventures of hobbit Bilbo Baggins, has sold over 100 million copies.

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