venerdì 21 ottobre 2011

The Hobbit, edizione inglese Grafton 1991

The Hobbit
di J.R.R. Tolkien
Grafton, Londra, 1° ed. 1991, pp. 285
Illustrato da J.R.R. Tolkien
Illustrazioni di copertina di John Howe*
Pubblicazione edita con il logo del ‘Tolkien Centenary 1892-1992’

*La prima impressione di questa edizione Grafton è stato pubblicata con due copertine diverse. La prima con ‘Smaug’ di John Howe – la presente copia – e la seconda con ‘Gran Burrone’ di Ted Nasmith.

Note di copertina
Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he casught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!

Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…

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