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 2019) I have a collection of 683 different Hobbits in or from 82 languages / countries.
Latest additions: Russia (2003), Sri Lanka (2018, 3rd print), Italy (Annotated 2005 and Biblioteca Adelphi 2006), Denmark (1969, FIRST)< Korea (2007?), Serbia (Annotated Ed. 2008), Sinhalese (Sri Lanka, 2nd 2016), Norway (1972 – FIRST paperback), Russia/English (2018), Albania (2015), Germany (2011), Colombia (2018), Serbia (1995 and comic edition 2002), Norway 2018, Three Brazilian Hobbits (2009, 2013 and 2016), Langedoc (France) 2018 FIRST, China Catlin 2017, China 2000 (FIRST authorisized Chinese edition), China 1993 (Pirate edition), Turkey 2017 and 2014, Italy 2018 – movie cover, Hungary 2002, comic, Turkey 1996 FIRST, Turkey 2018, Azerbaijan 2018, England 1999 (orange dragon on spine), Latin Hobbit leather bound 2012, Canada (year = ?), England (2018 Gift set), Norway (1972 FIRST), Russia 2015, Poland 2017, Sweden 1985, Galicia 2018, Russia 1992, Esperanto 2000 FIRST, India 2011, Venezuela 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