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Rare copy of ‘The Hobbit’ sells in Kilkenny for €29,000

A rare first edition of JRR Tolkein’s ‘The Hobbit’ sold for €29,000 at a Kilkenny auction yesterday evening.

The book was bought over the phone at the Fonsie Mealy Auction by a dealer on behalf of a woman in England.

Other notable sales included a copy of the earliest All-Ireland hurling programme – which was for a meeting of Tipperary and Kilkenny – which went for €2,200.

And a baseball bat presented by the famous Babe Ruth to the Tipperary manager of 1926, Frank McGrath, went for €4,000.

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