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The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

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Shown Left Top: The Hobbit
Galahad Books

Shown Left Middle Top: The Hobbit
Allen & Unwin
First American Edition thus

Shown Left Middle Bottom: The Hobbit
U.K. Edition
Harper Collins
Gilded in Gold
Slip-cased and Sign stamped

Shown Left Bottom: The Hobbit
A Puffin Book
Penguin Books
Art by: Pauline Baynes

J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy is a true masterpiece. Along with the subsequent trilogy, This tale continues to introduce a wide readership to epic/quest fantasy. Originally published in 1937, The Hobbit still holds up remarkably today. If you're hooked on epic fantasy, more than likely your addiction is thanks to this book and accompanying trilogy. Extremely memorable characters are everywhere within its pages: Bilbo Baggins, a polite and peaceful Shire Hobbit; Gandalf, a wise and powerful wizard;  eerie and sinister Gollum; a memorable troop of dwarfs headed by Thorin Oakenshield, greedy yet loveable; and, of course, a gold-hoarding Smaug, who is at once wicked and utterly delightful as an immovable object within the Lonely Mountain. If you have yet to experience Tolkien's brilliance, do yourself a favor -- look him up!


First American Edition Thus

Houghton Mifflin
First American Edition thus

Allen & Unwin Hardcover
1937, 1st Edition
1887 Total Copies Produced
1st UK Edition, thus

60th Illustrated Anniversary Edition
Hardcover, 289pp.
Houghton Mifflin
September 1997
Illustrator: Alan Lee

Easton Press Hardcover
Leather, gilded edges and letters
Illustrator: Painted by Michael Hague

Green Leather Collector's Edition
Houghton Mifflin Hardcover
November 1973, 1st Edition
Collector's Edition. Imitation leather and gold lettering, green slipcase.
Reprint 1987
Illustrator: Tolkien

Harper-Collins Limited Edition Collectors' Box
Contains a novel, a full-color fold out map, and color postcards. Exclusive CD with Tolkien himself reading Bilbo's encounter with Gollum. Packaged in a black box.

Folio Society
Bound in red board with gold decorations. Hardback in red slipcase.
Illustrator: Eric Fraser

Folio Society

Folio Society Hardcover
1st Edition, thus

Guild Publishing Hardcover
U.K. 1st Edition

Guild Publishing Hardcover

Allen & Unwin Hardcover
Made of Guilded Morrocan Leather
7th Impression

Ballantine Deluxe Film Book Version
Film book, Illustrated

Demco Media Hardcover
January 1992
Also published in Mass Market Paperback and standard Paperback

Ballantine Books Paperback
Illustrator: Cover by Michael Herring

The Hobbit: A 3-D Pop-up Adventure Book
HarperCollins Children's Books, 12pp.
October 1999
1st American Edition
Illustrator: John Howe
Delve into the incredible world of hobbits, wizards, dwarves, and dragons in this exceptional visual adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's classic fantasy epic. This innovative pop-up book transports hero Bilbo Baggins, a small, quiet hobbit, through five adventures from the novel. Featuring beautiful illustrations, intricate paper engineering, and pull-out scrolls with excerpts, this unique edition is a perfect introduction to Tolkien's timeless tale and a must-have collectible for fans of all ages.

Houghton Mifflin Paperback
September 1999
Illustrator: Alan Lee
J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for original edition: If you care for journeys there and back, out of a comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. Period is ancient time between age of Faerie and a dominion of men, when famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and Misty Mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, Wargs, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with a dragon , Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of one exciting year in an otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise.

Ballantine Publishing Group Paperback
May 2001

Houghton Mifflin Hardcover
Illustrated by Michael Hague
July 1984
Paperback, 290pp.
Houghton Mifflin
September 1989

The Hobbit: Birthday Book
Grafton Books, Hardcover

The Hobbit Birthday Book
Houghton Mifflin
October 1992

Houghton-Mifflin Hardcover
Published for the San Francisco Book Club
Illustrator: Cover by Donato

Collins Modern Classics Paperback
1998, 1st edition
Illustrator: David Wyatt

Harper-Collins Paperback
Illustrator: Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin Hardcover
September 2001
Houghton Mifflin Paperback
September 2001
Illustrator: Alan Lee & Peter Sis

Comic book version
Ballantine Books, Inc.
October 1990
Illustrator: David Wenzel

Houghton Mifflin Paperback
January 1988

Random House Mass Market Paperback
January 1981

Penguin Books
A Puffin Book
Art by: Pauline Baynes

Harper-Collins Hardcover
1st edition, thus
Illustrator: David Wyatt

Annotated Version
Illustrator: Tolkien, Black & White

Houghton-Mifflin Hardcover
May 1976, 1st Edition
1997, 2nd Ed
Illustrator: Tolkien, Black & White

Ballantine Paperback

Unwin Books Hardcover
Signed by Tolkien

Houghton Mifflin
11th Impression

Ballantine Paperback

The Hobbit: Proof Copy
Allen & Unwin
3rd Edition shown

The Hobbit: A Literature Unit The Hobbit: A Literature Unit

The Hobbit: Drama Version
Softcover, For Play
Dramatic Publishing Co., Chicago

The Hobbit: Drama Version
For Small Cast Play

The Hobbit: Musical
Dramatic Publishing Company
January 1972

Graphic Novel Version
3 Volumes

The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In)
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Mariner Books
$14 US
320 pages
ISBN-10: 0547844972
ISBN-13: 978-0547844978

The Hobbit - Deluxe Pocket Edition
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$14 US
320 pages
ISBN-10: 0544045521
ISBN-13: 978-0544045521
This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging. The perfect gift for little Hobbits everywhere!