The Hobbit

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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, 1942 (rebound)

George Allen & Uwin, 1942. A rare copy of the war time edition of The Hobbit, with just 1500 copies printed. This is an ex-library copy, from the Public Library of Warwich (as indicated with a small stamp on a flyleaf). That is probably why this copy has been rebound, in brown leather, with name and titel in gold. The book block has been trimmed, making the margins smaller. Both maps are now endpapers, while originally half of the maps were glued to the boards. Title page is missing. Illustrated by Tolkien in b&w and with a colour frontispiece ("The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water"). A nice copy of a rare edition.*

The Hobbit. A&U, 1954

George Allen & Unwin, 1954. This is the sixth impression of The Hobbit, the first reprint of the Second Edition. The book has been rebound in green leather with on spine and boards Tolkien's designs in gold leaf. Also the edge of the book is gilded. In a custome made box in green leather with the same design by Tolkien in gold-leaf on spine and boards, and inside facsimilés of the maps. The book is illustrated by Tolkien in b&w and as a frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water" in colour by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit. A&U, 1957

George Allen & Unwin, 1957. 9th impression. Contains the b&w illustrations by Tolkien and as the frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water" in colour. In a custom made slipcase. Antiquarian: very good condition (dustjacket has some wear to the edges. Book is near fine).*

The Hobbit. A&U, 1958

George Allen & Unwin, 1958. 10th impression. Contains the b&w illustrations by Tolkien and as the frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water" in colour. In a custom made slipcase. Antiquarian: very good condition (dustjacket has some wear to the edges. Spine of the book is faded at the bottom).*

The Hobbit. A&U, 1963

George Allen & Unwin, 1963. 14th impression. Contains the b&w illustrations by Tolkien and as a frontispiece "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-waters" in colour. Antiquarian: very good condition (dustjacket is somewhat frayed on top and bottom, and a small bit missing on the top-right corner, spine dustjacket browned. paper a bit foxed).*

The Hobbit. Allen&Unwin, 1971

George Allen & Unwin, 1971. 11th impression. On the cover Tolkien's sketch "Death of Sauron". Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine browned and some damage at the bottom).*

The Hobbit. Ballantine, 1971

Paperback. 32nd printing of the revised edition. Cover by Brem (Barbara Remington). Antiquarian: very good condition.*

The Hobbit. Unwin Paperbacks, 1977

George Allen & Unwin, 1977. 4th impression. Paperback. Cover by Tolkien. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (owner's name on first flyleaf, spine faded).*
hobbit-unwin_paperback-1983

The Hobbit. Unwin Paperbacks, 1983

Paperback. Cover by Tolkien. With the b&w illustrations by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (crease in the spine, paper browned).*

The Hobbit - Michael Hague. GP, 1984

Guild Publishing, 1984. Actually, this book is printed by HoughtonMifflin, but stickers on the title page and colofon makes it a Guild Publishing book. Hardback. Illustrated in colour by Michael Hague. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

The Hobbit - Michael Hague. UnwinPaperbacks, 1987

The Hobbit 50th Anniversary
UnwinHyman, 1987. 1st edition thus. Paperback. Illustrated in colour by Michael Hague. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded, corners dented).*

The Hobbit - Michael Hague. HarC, 1992

HarperCollins, 1992. Hardback. Second printing. Illustrated in colour by Michael Hague. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

The Hobbit Limited Collectors Edition. 1987

UnwinHyman, 1987. 1st edition. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, this special, limited edition was published. Bound in green leather, with lettering on the spine, Tolkien's monogram on the front and the top of the pages in gold. Embossed at the back Tolkien's drawing of Smaug. In a green cloth slipcase. With a special preface by Christopher Tolkien. Illustrated. Limited to 500 copies. This is number 341. Complete with the mailing box. Antiquarian: as new.*

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 - 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 - Alan Lee. HarC, 2000

HarperCollins, 2000. Second impression. Paperback. Illustrated by Alan Lee with 26 full-page colour illustrations and many b&w drawings. Antiquarian: very good condition (corners slighly dented, spine slightly faded).*

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).

The Hobbit 60th Anniversary Edition

HarperCollins, 1997. 1st edition. Quarterbound in leather in a burgundy cloth slipcase. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Alan Lee. Signed by Alan Lee. Limited to 600 numbered copies. This is number 436. Issued for the London bookshop Hathcards for their 200th anniversary. Antiquarian: fine condition (slipcase is near fine with some light scuff marks).*

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. 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 Annotated Hobbit. HarperCollins, 2003

Hardback. 1st edition in this form. 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. 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.*

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. Revised edition

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

The Hobbit - David Wyatt. HarperCollins

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

The Hobbit - slipcased. 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. Antiquarian: fine condition (minor bumps to the edges of the slipcase)*

The Hobbit 75th Anniversary. HarC, 2007

HarperCollins, 2007. Hardback (with the colour and b&w illustrations by Tolkien) and a preface by Christopher Tolkien.*

The Hobbit 75th Anniversary Edition

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

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 book is made-to-order, which takes about 4-5 weeks.*

The Hobbit handwritten!

Facsimile edition

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

The Hobbit Pocket Edition. HarC, 2012

HarperCollins, 2012. Small hardback. 75th anniversary edition. 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.*