Translations

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Hobbitus Ille (latin)

HarperCollins, 2012. Reprint. Hardback. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.

Fascinating for Latin learners and for Tolkien fans of all ages, The Hobbit has been translated into Latin for the first time since its publication 75 years ago.

In foramine terrae habitabat hobbitus. (‘In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.’)

The Hobbit, is one of the world’s most popular classic stories, appealing to adults as much as to the children for whom J.R.R. Tolkien first wrote the book. Translated worldwide into more than 60 modern languages, now Hobbitus Ille is finally published in Latin, and will be of interest to all those who are studying the language, whether at school or at a higher level.

In the great tradition of publishing famous children’s books in Latin, professional classicist and lifelong Tolkien fan Mark Walker provides a deft translation of the entire book. His attention to detail, including the transformation of Tolkien’s songs and verses into classical Latin metres, will fascinate and entertain readers of all ability, even those with only a minimal acquaintance with the language.

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Al-hubit (Persian)

Teheran, 2006. 2nd printing. Paperback. Publisher Rawzanih. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.*

De Hobbit. Het Spectrum, 1976 (Dutch)

Hardback. 14th printing. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien. Antiquarian: good condition (some damage to the dustjacket, coffee stain on one page).*

De Hobbit. Mynx, 2007 (Dutch)

1st edition thus. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Hologram cover.*

De Hobbit 50th anniversary edition

Mynx, 2010. 30th printing. Paperback. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dutch translation of The Hobbit this edition was issued with the original cover.*

De Hobbit. Boekerij, 2012

34th printing. Paperback. Filmcover.*

De Hobbit. Boekerij, 2013 (Grey)

Grey paperback with a silver coloured illustration by Erik Kriek on the front.*

De Hobbit. Boekerij, 2013 (hardback)

42nd printing. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Cover by David Wyatt.*

De Hobbit - filmcover. Boekerij, 2013

Paperback. 41st printing. Cover of The Desolation of Smaug.*

De Hobbit. Boekerij, 2015

Small hardback with the Dutch translation of The Hobbit. Illustrated in b&w by Tolkien.*

Der Hobbit (German)

Klett-Cotta, 2010. 1st edition. Hardback. Cover by Max Meinzold.*

Der Hobbit - Alan Lee (German)

Klett-Cotta, 2009. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated by Alan Lee.*

Der Hobbit (German) Klett-Cotta, 2011

Klett-Cotta, 2011. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Large print edition. Cover and illustrations by Max Meinzold.*

Bilbo le hobbit. J'ai lu, 1974 (French)

French Hobbit

Pocket. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Lo Hobbit. CDE, 1992 (Italian)

Milan, 1992. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Cover by Tolkien. The Italian Silmarillion in this set are also available. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Der Hobit (Yiddish)

Evertype, 2015. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). First edition in this form. Translated into Yiddish by Barry Goldstein. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*

La Hobito (esperanto)

Evertype, 2015. 1st edition thus. Paperback. Translated by Christopher Gledhill. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*

La Hobito (esperanto)

Evertype, 2015. 1st edition thus. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Translated by Christopher Gledhill. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*

Ka Hopita (Hawaiian)

Evertype, 2016. Reprinted, with corrections. Paperback. Translated by Keao NeSmith. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*

Ka Hopita (Hawaiian)

Evertype, 2016. Reprinted, with corrections. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Translated by Keao NeSmith. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*

An Hobad (Gaelic)

Evertype, 2012. Reprint. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Translation into Irish by Nicholas Williams. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*

An Hobys (Cornish)

Evertype, 2014. Reprinted, with corrections. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Translated by Nicholas Williams. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Tolkien.*