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The Hobbit 1st edition

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This article contains information specifically on the The Hobbit 1st edition published by George Allen & Unwin, for general information on the book see The Hobbit.


1st Impression

The first impressions was printed in 1937 included black and white illustrations only.

2nd Impression

The second impression was printed in 1937 and included four color illustrations.

3rd Impression

The third impression was printed in 1942 and included only 1 color illustration for the War Economy Standard.

4th Impression

The fourth impression was printed in 1946 and was similar to the third impression. 4,000 copies were printed.