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 (January 2018) I have a collection of 638 different Hobbits in or from 80 languages / countries.

Latest additions: Russia (in English 2015 and 2017), France (2012, illustrated by Alan Lee), Spain (2013), South-Afrika (FIRST 2017), Russia (1991), France (1989), Serbia (2017 – pirate edition?), The Hobbit transcripted in Tengwar (FIRST, 2017), Brazil (FIRST 1976), England (2006 revised edition of the comic edition), Russia 2001, Finland (2017 – 80 years The Hobbit), England (Jemima Catlin paperback edition 2017).

On this site you will find – at this moment – two albums:
1. Hobbits I have,
2. Hobbits I want (I am still looking for many a Hobbit).

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

Latest additions to my collection