New Indian Hobbit has arrived …..

A special edition of The Hobbit, for sale in the Indian subcontinent only. First (?) print, 2003. Illustrations in b&w by Tolkien.

I bought this Hobbit on marktplaats.nl, a Dutch site, owned by eBay. Thanks Danny M.!

For more information about this Hobbit, click on cover.

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12 2013

“New” French Hobbit has arrived ….

Not really a new edition. I have deceided not to buy all the editions with a cover of part two of The Hobbit. Yet I will try and collect all the covers from part one.
This was a missing one: France. Not the same as Fra 27: different positions for the logo and “Maintenant au cinéma”.

For more information about this book, click on cover.

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12 2013

New English Hobbit has arrived …

And again, there is a movie cover new Hobbit. This time with mountains, inspired by the original cover by Tolkien (1937).
Hardback book plus dust jacket. 340 pages, 15,7 x 11,7 x 2,8 cms, illustrations by Tolkien (black and white).
For more information about this book, click on cover.

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11 2013

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