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The first edition of The Hobbit was sold at auction for almost $40,000

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May24,2024

The first edition of "The Hobbit" was sold at auction for almost $40,000

A rare first edition of the novel "The Hobbit" British author JRR Tolkien sold at auction for £31,200 (over $39,000).

According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the BBC.

The sold lot was the first copy of the well-known fantasy novel “The Hobbit, or There and From There”, written in 1937. In total, there are 1500 original copies of this work.

The first edition of "The Hobbit" was sold at auction for almost $40,000

The book was found in a chest of drawers in a house in the county of Berkshire in the south  of Great Britain, it was inherited by the owner.

The edition is illustrated in black -white drawings by Tolkien, who also designed the cover.

The price for which the first edition of The Hobbit sold exceeded the auction house's initial estimate of between £7,000 and £10,000 .

As reported by Ukrinform, the manuscript of British writer Arthur Conan Doyle's novel “The Sign of Four” will be sold at Sotheby's auction in New York. from a series of works about Sherlock Holmes.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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