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.*

The Hobbit - Jemima Catlin (paperback)


HarperCollins, 2017. Paperback.

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.*

The Hobbit Facsimile Gift Set. HarC, 2018

HarperCollins, 2018. 1st edition.

This special commemorative gift set includes the first edition, so that readers of all ages – not just ‘children between the ages of 5 and 9’, as Rayner Unwin famously declared in his report on the original submission – can finally enjoy Tolkien’s story as it originally appeared. It also includes an exclusive CD of archive recordings that capture Tolkien reading from The Hobbit, a special copy of Thror’s map which reveals the secret moon-runes when held to the light, and an accompanying booklet that relates the history of The Hobbit, and includes connected writings by JRR Tolkien, written by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull.*