Festival in the Shire

From September 20th – September 22 in Leiden, The Netherlands, there was a celebration of The Hobbit (75 years young) with original art exibition, bookfair, talks and music.

I had a presentation about translations of The Hobbit (Vertalingen van The Hobbit):

Amongst the other speakers were Roger Dean (artist), Peter Kenny (Australia, Tolkien expert) and Renée Vink (Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor and writer of a recent book on Tolkien and Wagner).

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09 2012

Latin Hobbit

There it is, the Latin translation of The Hobbit. Just a few days before the 75th birthday of The Hobbit.

It’s a hardback + dust jacket. The jacket feels as if it is made of real dragon’s skin. Cover (color) and illustrations inside the book (b&w) are by Tolkien.

I bought this book at amazon.com and the book arrived this morning (September, 15).

For more information on this Hobbit, click on cover.

NB: I have ordered five more copies of this book. They are for sale at www.hobbithunterbookshop.com.
SORRY: they were for sale, because I sold all five copies.

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09 2012

New Dutch Hobbit

And yes, there it is: the first Dutch Film edition of The Hobbit. Thanks to Arthur van der Stroom (famous Dutch Hobbit blogger – arthur.vander.stroom@casema.nl if you want to follow him (in Dutch)) who told me that this edition already was available (I was on holiday).

My Dutch Hobbit collection now consists of 79 editions.

For more information on this Hobbit, click on cover.

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09 2012

And another new French Hobbit

I just came back from two weeks of holiday in France. In a very nice bookshop, Libraire l’Armitiere in Rouen, I bought two new editions of the French translation of The Hobbit.

Here is the second one:

Click on cover for more information on this Hobbit.

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09 2012

New French Hobbit

I just came back from two weeks of holiday in France. In a very nice bookshop, Libraire l’Armitiere in Rouen, I bought two new editions of the French translation of The Hobbit.

Here is the first one:

Click on cover for more information on this Hobbit.

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09 2012

New Italian Hobbit

Good friends Gerrit M. and Ellen van D. were on holiday in Italy. There, in Arco, they bought this Hobbit as a gift for me. Gerrit & Ellen: thanks!

Very nice paperback with the splendid illustrations in color and black and white by Alan Lee.

New translation (Caterina Ciuferri and Paolo Paron, 2012) Italian Tolkien Society.

Click on cover for more information on this book.

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08 2012

HOBBITHUNTER BOOKSHOP – new additions

Today nine new additions on HOBBITHUNTER BOOKSHOP. Amongst them Catalan, Dutch, Serbian and Persian translations of The Hobbit.

On HOBBITHUNTER BOOKSHOP you can find many of my duplicate books by and on Tolkien.

Not all my duplicates are published. If you are looking for a specific book by or on Tolkien, you can (not binding, of course) send me a mail. And, I might be able to help you.

You can see these latest additions when you click here and look at the right side of the page.

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07 2012

Two new English Hobbits

The Unwin Hyman version of The Hobbit’s 50th Anniversary. I bought this book at the Doesburg Bookmarket (May, 20).
See English Hobbit 76 for the Guild version of this Hobbit.
Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrations by Tolkien.

Click on cover for more information on this book.

Part one of the Hobbit movie is coming. And yes, here is the first Hobbit to announce the movie.
Paperback, HarperCollins Children’s Books, illustrated by David Wyatt.
I bought this book at The Book Depository.

Click on cover for more information on this book.

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06 2012

Leiden – The Netherlands: 75 years The Hobbit

In 1937 The Hobbit was printed for the very first time. This year we are celebrating The Hobbit’s 75th birthday.

In Leiden (The Netherlands) where René van Rossenberg runs The Tolkienshop (for more than 25 years) there will be a three days Festival in the Shire.

Thursday, September 2012, 20th – Saturday, September 22nd. See poster for more information.

On Saturday there will be a presentation on translations of The Hobbit (given by me, time will follow).

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06 2012

New Romanian Hobbit

New Romanian Hobbit, published in 2007. Pocketbook with illustrations in b&w by Tolkien

Bought this book at La Louise, a bookshop in Luxemburg, specialized in Romanian books.

Click on cover for more information on this Hobbit.

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06 2012