The Hobbit

!

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) 29/8

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 (28/8)

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. A&U, 1967

George Allen & Unwin, 1967. 17th impression of the second edition. Contains all the colour and b&w illustrations by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (dustjacket has a plastic cover fixed to it, spine browned, name on flyleaf).*

The Hobbit. Ballantine, 1971

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

The Hobbit de luxe edition. 1979

George Allen & Unwin, 1979. 2nd edition of the cloth bound hardback in a black slipcase. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien. Cover decoration in colour by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Hobbit. Unwin Paperbacks, 1982

Paperback. Cover by Tolkien. With the b&w illustrations by Tolkien. Antiquarian: good condition.*

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. 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. 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).

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 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. Easton Press, 1999

Bound in green leather with gold lettering. As frontispiece a colour illustration by Michael Hague, especially commissioned for this edition. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien. Antiquarian: as new.*

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, 1995

HarperCollins, 1995. Fift edition of the reset edition. Limited to 2500 copies. 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. 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. HoM, 1988

HoughtonMifflin, 1988. 1st edition. Hardback, with an UnwinHyman dustjacket. With notes by Douglas A. Anderson. Illustrated. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Annotated Hobbit. GP, 1989

Guild Publishing. Hardback. With notes by Douglas A. Anderson. Illustrated. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

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 (Ballantine)

Ballantine, 1990. 1st edition thus. Comic adaptation of The Hobbit in one paperback. Antiquarian: very good condition (corners a bit dented).*

David Wenzel, The Hobbit comic book (Grafton)

Grafton, 1991. 1st edition thus. Comic adaptation of The Hobbit in one paperback. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded, first page a bit loose).*

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.*