New English Hobbit ….

Yes, there he is: the English edition of The Hobbit with the movie cover.
But, in a box with the three parts of The Lord of the Rings.

For more information about this book, click on cover.


12 2012

New Macedonian Hobbit

New Macedonian Hobbit, translated by Maria Todorova. Softcover, published by Feniks, 2011. Cover by Donato Giancola.
This book was a birthday gift by Frank van D. His wife, on holiday with friends in Macedonia, bought this book for me. Frank & Elsa: thanks!

For more information abaout this book, click on cover.


12 2012

New English Hobbit

Nice little book, DeLuxe pocket edition, vinyl bound, 277 pages plus 21 pages of The Fellowship of the Ring. Book looks a little like a small Bible, pages have golden edges.
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Oktober, 30, 2012.
For more information about this book, click on cover.


12 2012

New French Hobbit

Bought at histoirevagabonde (Villefranche – France) via Announced as a book from 1969, but alas, it was a book from 1972.
So, no first printing as I could have expected……
For more information about this book, click on cover.


12 2012

Two new French Hobbits

Thanks to the coming Hobbit movie two new French Hobbits have arrived.

Pocketbook 2012: “Maintenant au cinéma”.

Pocketbook in box, 2012, collector’s item with extra map.

For more information, click on cover.


12 2012

Three new Slovak Hobbits have arrived ..

Thanks to Lucia Hrušková I could welcome no less than three new Slovak Hobbits. Lucia, thank you very much!

Hardback + dustjacket, illustrated by Tolkien (color & black and white).

Hardback + dust jacket, illustrated by Alan Lee.

Comic version by David Wenzel. Hardback + dust jacket.

For more information about thes books, click on cover.


11 2012


Today I have added ten new books at HOBBITHUNTER BOOKSHOP.

Amongst them four different Dutch covers of De Hobbit and a fourth impression (1956) of The Two Towers!

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


11 2012

Two new Hobbits arrived ……

First Columbian (Spanis language) print of The Hobbit. Bought in Peru by Dutch collector Miriam V. Paperback, translation by Manuel Figueroa, who we know from “norma;’ Spanish translations. Miriam, thanks. For more information about this book: click on cover.

First print 2012 of the Sorbian edition of The Hobbit. Paperback. After a tip by French collector Yvan S. this Hobbit was bought by (again) Dutch collector Miriam V. Thanks to both of them. For more information about this book, click on cover.

The Sorbian languages (Serbsce, Serbski) are classified under the Slavic branch of the Indo-European languages. They are the native languages of the Sorbs, a Slavic minority in the Lusatia region of eastern Germany. Historically the language has also been known as Wendish or Lusatian. Their collective ISO 639-2 code is wen. It is closely related to Polish, Kashubian, Czech and Slovak. – Information from: Wikipedia. Wikipedia: thanks too!


11 2012

New English Hobbit

New English Hobbit by HarperCollins 2012.

Collector’s edition. Hardback, no dust jacket. I bought this book at

Very nice cover.

For more information about this Hobbit, click on cover.


11 2012

Three new Hobbits arrived today …

Spanish Tolkien collector Gololo (do see his website bought for me three Hobbits in Spain: two Catalan Hobbits and one Spanish Hobbit.

You see them here below and if you want to know more about these Hobbits, click on cover.

Catalan 5

Catalan 6

Spanish 19


11 2012