75 years of 'The Hobbit'
J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was first published in the United Kingdom on Sept. 21, 1937. Since then, it has gone back to print so many times that its sales are estimated to be as high as 100 million. In the last 75 years, "The Hobbit" has presented many, many faces to the world; here are 14 of them.
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The first edition, first impression of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit, or There and Back Again" with its dust jacket intact, for sale for $58,000.