The Hobbit


Facsimile dustjacket First Edition Hobbit

Exact replica of the dustjacket Tolkien designed for The Hobbit, as published in 1937. Complete with mylar dustjacket protector.

The Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 1938

1st edition!

First edition, first printing. With the bowing hobbit on the cover. On the title page the logo of the publisher (the flute player). With the b&w and colour illustrations. Dustjacket missing. Contemporary bookplate on the first flyleaf, dated Christmas 1938. Antiquarian: very good condition. Tight binding, spine browned, a semi-circular stain on the cover, but otherwise a nice and clean copy of this very rare edition.*

The Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 1938

1st edition!

First edition, first printing. With the bowing hobbit on the cover and on the title page. With the b&w and colour illustrations. Dustjacket missing. Antiquarian: very good condition. Somewhat weak binding, cover browned and spotted. On the spine the residue of two labels. This is a ex-library copy from the Hudson Public Library in Wisconsin. Their blind impression is in the topright corner of the title page (hardly noticeable) and in the back is the jacket with the library card still in it. Clearly not a popular book in Hudson, for in the six year it was in the library, it was only checked out 13 times, the last time on February 11, 1944... A nice copy of this very rare edition, wich no doubt will be even more soughtafter as soon as The Hobbit movie comes out.*

The Hobbit. A&U, 1963

George Allen & Unwin, 1963. 14th impression of the second edition. Contains all the colour and b&w illustrations by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (dustjacket is somewhat frayed on top and bottom, and a small bit missing on the top-right corner. paper a bit foxed).*

The Hobbit. Unwin Books, 1975 (Reset edition)

George Allen & Unwin, 1975. Reset, new edition. Paperback. Cover and b&w illustrations by Tolkien. Antiquarian: good condition (cover rubbed and wrinkled).*

The Hobbit Collector's Edition. HoughtonMifflin, 1987

Reprint. Hardback in green imitation leather with gold lettering. In a similar slipcase. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien. *

The Hobbit. An Illustrated Edition. Galahad, 1993 (15/4)

New York, 1993. 1st edition. Oblong hardback. With many colour illustrations from the Rankin and Bass cartoon movie of The Hobbit. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 1997

Hardback. Cover and illustrations in b&w by Tolkien.*

The Hobbit - Alan Lee. HarC, 1997

HarperCollins, 1997. Reprint. Hardback. Illustrated by Alan Lee with 26 full-page colour illustrations and many b&w drawings. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit, illustrated by Alan Lee

HarperCollins, 2014. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Hardback.*

The Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 1997

Hardback. Published by the American Science Fiction Book Club. Cover by Donato (Smaug).

The Hobbit. Ballantine, 1997

Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with a cover by Michael Herring (Bilbo and Gollum).

Chapter 1 of The Hobbit in 101 Read-Aloud Classics

First chapter of The Hobbit in: Pamela Horn (ed), Onehundred-and-one Read-Aloud Classics. Ten-minute readings from the world’s best-loved children’s books. Includes also Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Hardback. Illustrated by various artists.

The Hobbit Pop-Up book

HarperCollins, 1999. Hardback. Illustrated by John Howe. The book gives five 3D scPnes from the book:: An Unexpected Party, The Riddle Game, The Spiders, Conversation with Smaug, The Battle of the Five Armies.*

The Hobbit Limited Edition Collector's Box, 2001

HarperCollins, 2001. Box with a hardback edition of the book, a fold out map of Wilderland in colour by John Howe, 8 postcards with the illustrations made by Tolkien and a cd on which Tolkien reads the riddle game from the book. Antiquarian: as new.*

The Hobbit. Leatherbound De Luxe Edition, 2001

HarperCollins, 2001. Second edition. Quarterbound in black leather. In a black linnen slipcase. On the cover and the slipcase is printed in gold Smaug by Tolkien. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 2001

Paperback. 1st edition in this form. Cover and b&w illustrations by Tolkien.

The Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 2001

Hardback. Cover and maps by Caldecott Honor, b&w illustrations by Tolkien.*

The Annotated Hobbit. HoughtonMifflin, 2002

Hardback. With a long introduction on the publication history of The Hobbit by Douglas A. Anderson, who also wrote the annotations to the text. Extensively illustrated in colour and b&w with plates taken from various translations from across the world. Added to this edition is the chapter "The Quest of Erebor".*

The Hobbit Deluxe edition. HarperCollins, 2004

The companion volume to the 50th Anniversary The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Edition. Text corrected with an exclusive 16 page introduction by Christopher Tolkien over the history of The Hobbit. Illustrated with 14 colour plates by Tolkien, including one not published before. Quarter-bound in green leather, stamped in red and gold, with gilded edges. In a slipcase. Limited number printed. 1st edition.*

The Hobbit. Folio Society

Illustrated by Eric Fraser

London, 2003. Bound in full vegetable parchement with a design by Francis Mosley. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in slipcase. The matching The Lord of the Rings and The Lord of the Rings are also available from us.*

David Wenzel, The Hobbit cartoon part 1

Eclipse books, 1989. 2nd printing. Paperback. Part 1 of the 3 part cartoon version of The Hobbit. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

David Wenzel, The Hobbit comic book (DelRey)

DelRey, 2001. Comic adaptation of The Hobbit in one paperback, with a cover by Donato Giancolla.*

David Wenzel, The Hobbit comic book. Revised edition

HarperCollins, 2006. Comic adaptation of The Hobbit in one paperback, with a new cover, extra artwork and refreshed colours. Paperback.*

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Ballantine, 2004

Four pockets with movie covers in a blue slipcase, decorated with pictures of Frodo, Aragorn and Éowyn.*

The Hobbit - David Wyatt. HarperCollins

HarperCollins, 2006. Paperback. Cover and illustrations by David Wyatt.*

The Hobbit. HarC, 2007

HarperCollins, 2007. Published for The Book People Ltd. 1st edition thus. The hardback (with the colour and b&w illustrations by Tolkien) in a slipcase.*

The Hobbit. Alan Lee. HarC, 2008

HarperCollins, 2008. Paperback. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Alan Lee.

The first ever illustrated paperback of the critically acclaimed and beloved children’s classic, featuring 26 colour paintings and over 30 pencil drawings by Alan Lee.*

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings handwritten!

Facsimile edition

This handmade book, The Tales From Middle-earth (its sub-title: Homage to Tolkien), contains the complete text of The Hobbit, the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and The Return of the King, handwritten in English by the Hungarian artist Hári Isván, which took him 3 years to do! This volume features Bevel-Edged boards. The text of the original book is not only handwritten - but the illustrations are also repainted & redrawn. The printed copies of the original handwritten book are absolutly limited for few numbered copies. Each copy is leather bound (brown 'antique' color), with ornaments on the corners and clip made of copper. High: 20"/30 cm, length: 13"?22 cm, thickness: 3"/7 cm, total weight about: ca. 4 kg. Each copy includes all the paintings (Hobbiton-across-the-water, the Lord of the Eagles, Bilbo comes to Huts of the Raft-elves, the Conversation with Smaug) & drawings ( the Trolls, the Mountain-path, The Misty Mountains looking West, The Elvenking's Gate, Lake Town, The Front Gate, The Hall at Bag-End) by Tolkien - and redrawn by the artist. Included are also the Map of Wilderland (by Tolkien) and the Map of Middle-earth (by Shelly Sapiro). A special insert: the letter from Gandalf to Frodo that came to his hand too late in Bree, sealed with his ornamental 'G'-rune. This is handwritten for the each copy- not printed ! There are two more printed inserts: Thor's map and the letter that was written to Bilbo by Thorin.


The handwritten original -of which this facsimile edition was made- is also for sale. Please inquire if you are interested. But remember, it took the artist 3 years to write, which is reflected in the price.


Your opportunity to own the labour-of-love and have your own copy of the Red Book of Westmarch, handwritten, as it should be!*

The Hobbit handwritten!

Facsimile edition

Only The Hobbit from the above edition. Details are the same.*

The Hobbit 75th Anniversary Edition

HarperCollins, 2011. Paperback. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.*

The Hobbit Collector's Edition. HarC, 2012

HarperCollins, 2012. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).

Special collector’s film tie-in hardback of the best-selling classic, featuring the complete story with a sumptuous cover design inspired by THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and brand new reproductions of all the drawings and maps by J.R.R. Tolkien.*

The Hobbit in two parts. HarC, 2012

HarperCollins, 2012. 1st edition in this form. The Hobbit in two paperbacks, in a slipcase. Contains also the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings. Illustrated in b&w by David Wyatt.*

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. HarC, 2013

Harper Collins, 2013. Set of four paperbacks with movie covers. In a slipcase.*

The Hobbit - Jemima Catlin

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). The first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations. Artist Jemima Catlin's charming and lively interpretation brings Tolkien's beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. 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 caught 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...*

The Hobbit film-tie in edition (2012)

HarperCollins, 2012. Paperback. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.*

The Hobbit. HarC, 2013

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.*

The Hobbit. Film tie-in. HarC, 2013

HarperCollins, 2013. 1st edition thus. Paperback.*

The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition

HarperCollins, 2016. 1st edition. Hardback in slipcase. This is an exact reproduction of the first edition of The Hobbit from 1937, so you can read the original book as Tolkien first intended.*