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George R.R. Martin donates first edition of ‘The Hobbit’ to Texas University

    George R.R. Martin, whose  “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series is the basis for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, has donated a rare first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1937) to Texas A & M University.  Martin, whose archive is housed at Texas A&M, became enamored with the University and especially with the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives’ Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection during the 1970s while visiting for the AggieCon science fiction conventions. The cause for celebration? It is the five millionth volume acquired by the university! It will take it's place alongside a first edition...

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