Here he is … the Argentinian Hobbit, first print 1964

It was in 2009 – I was a guest in a radio programme – that I was asked which Hobbit I wanted most: it was the first print of The Hobbit from Argentina.
And guess what? He’s here ……
Today he arrived! Thanks to Dutch colleague Tolkien collector Miriam V. (thank you so much).
For more information about this book, click on cover.

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10 2013

New Turkish Hobbit has arrived ….

A new Turkish Hobbit, illustrated by Alan Lee. Hardback + dust jacket.

Bought at tulumba.com.

For more information about this Hobbit, click on cover.

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10 2013

Three new Hobbits have arrived ….

It was a good week for my Hobbits library: three new Hobbits arrived.

First there was – with a complete new cover – the comic version of the Hobbit by David Wenzel and Charles Dixon / Sean Deming, bought on eBay.

Then there were two missing movie covers, both of them thanks to my good friend Eric K., who travels a lot. He arrested a Hungarian and a Portugese Hobbit. Eric: thanks a lot!

If you want to know more about these Hobbits, click on covers.

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10 2013

New Italian Hobbit

Published in 2012, a new edition of The Annotated Hobbit by Douglas A. Anderson.
Translated with help and approval from the Italian Tolkien Society.

For more information about this book, click on cover.

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09 2013

Two new Hobbits have arrived …..

First there is Deluxe edition of The Hobbit, illustrated by Jemima Catlin: hardback in box.

Great illustrations. I love this book!

Then there is a new (2012) Polish edition of The Hobbit, illustrated by Alan Lee (in color and in black & white).

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09 2013

New English Hobbit

At last: a long expected new illustrated edition of The Hobbit. I love the illustrations. The Hobbit was meant as a story for (young) children, these (young) children will love and understand the illustrations.
Illustrations by JEMIMA CATLIN, she signed the copy of this book.

Great book, very welcome in my Hobbit Collection.

For more information about this book, click on cover.

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09 2013

Very special Hobbit arrived: the Cuban Hobbit!

Here is a Hobbit where I have been looking for for many, many years. And now this Hobbit is part of my collection!

Thanks to Gonzalo all the way from Havana, Cuba. He proposed that we traded books: I would get him a Spanish copy of The Dance of the Dragons by George R.R. Martin and he would send met the Cuban Hobbit (plus some real good Cuban cigars). Of course, I agreed gladly. This was my chance to obtain a Cuban Hobbit.

Well, it took some weeks / months (Cuba is far away), but today (March, 22, 2013) the Cuban Hobbit arrived. He was very welcome.

Gonzalo: GRACIAS!

For more information about this Hobbit, click on cover.

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03 2013

New English Hobbit has arrived

This time no new Hobbit with a movie cover, but an “old” English edition, 2006 – first print thus. Paperback, illustrated by Tolkien.
Subtitle: THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER.

For more information about this Hobbit, click on cover.

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03 2013

New Indonesian Hobbit

This time not the front cover (the well-known movie cover). On the front cover it says THE HOBBIT (yes, in English), but it is the Indonesian version of The Hobbit.
Spanish collector gololo bought this copy for me, Jose: thanks.
Paperback, 2012.

For more information about this Hobbit, click on cover.

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03 2013

New Ukrainian Hobbit has arrived …

And yes …….. another Hobbit with the movie cover. This time a Hobbit all the way from Ukrainia. I bought this one at exlibrus.de.
Hardback, no dust jacket issued. And no illustrations, alas.

For more information abut this Hobbit, click on cover.

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03 2013