On this website you will see how, in the year 1975, my first copy of The Hobbit became the start of quite a collection of The Hobbit.
My first Hobbit was the 12th printing (1975) of the Dutch translation. It was a birthday present. At this moment (August 18, 2022) I have a collection of 792 different Hobbits in or from 85 languages / countries.
Germany (2020, 10th printing), UK (TED SMART 1996), Chile (2021 – first ??), Serbia (2021), Spain (2022, brandnew), Ukrania (limited edition 2021), UK (2014, movie cover #3), Danmark (1975), Greece (moviecover 2012), Croatia (2020), Slovenia (2021)Armenia (2017), Serbia (2019), Argentina (1984 and 2016), Benagali (2015), Japan (1979, dust jackets missing), China (traditional 1996 – pirate edition?), Galicia (2021), UZBEKISTAN (2019 FIRST), Russia (2014), Argentina (2012 and 2014),Romania (2003), Italy (Annotated 2012), Finland (Tolkien cover 2020), Russia (2020), DDR HOBBIT (1971 FIRST), Lihuanian Hobbit (hardback 2020), Japan (2012), Japan (comic 1999), Breton (2020, hardback), Japan (3 Hobbits), China (3 Hobbits), Czech Republic (1978 FIRST), Slovakia (1973 FIRST), Breton (2020, paperback), 11 Hobbits (Russia (2020 – 3x), Mongolia (2018), Estonia (2x: 1995 and 2019), Bengali (2x 2015), Denmark (1995) and Sweden (2001 and 2002)), Hungaria (2020, ill. Catlin), USA (Del Rey 2020), Esperanto (2013, reprint of 2nd ed. 2005), Spain (2019, Alan Lee), England (2020, ill. Alan Lee), USA (Peter Sis cover/Young readers edition 2001), seven Modern Chinese Hobbits, Netherlands (2020), five Modern Chinese Hobbits.
On this site you will find – at this moment – three albums:
1. Hobbits I have,
2. Hobbits I want (I am still looking for many a Hobbit),
3. Movie covers.
In the future new albums may be added, like covers by Tolkien himself etc.
If you have any questions or if you have books in which I might be interested, do not hesitate and contact me. And certainly do so if you have any information that will make this site more complete.
It is my wish to make this site THE Hobbit site. Will that be easy? Certainly not, but … why not try at least? And you can help! For exemple when you see a “?” instead of information.
And, there is more. As a collector of books by and on Tolkien, I have some 2.000 double copies of books by and on Tolkien.
I sell them worldwide and, because it is a hobby for me, at friendly prices in my webshop HOBBITHUNTER BOOKSHOP.
Click here and you will enter my shop. Be welcome there as a visitor.
Henk Brassien, aka The Hobbit Hunter