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 (May 31, 2023) I have a collection of 846 different Hobbits in or from 87 languages / countries. Pakistan is from this moment on the new country # 87.
Plus: Silesia now has its first complete translation. So far there was only the translation of (a part of) chapter one.
Catalonia (1993), Vietnam (2022/8), Three reprints from Ukrainia: 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Additions (March 26):
Thanks to Kacper from Poland no less than 11 new Polish Hobbits (thanks again Kacper), two Hobbits from Argentina (thanks, Nicolas), one from Armenia and one from Pakistan FIRST! (thanks Brigitte), one from the USA (thanks eBay), one from Silesia (thanks Silesia Progress) and last, but certainly not least: one from Ukrainia (thanks Astrolabium).
Luthuania (2006), Russia (2022 serie Different translations), Brasil (Annotated Hobbit 2021), China (Annotated Hobbit 2022), Russia (2022 serie Different translations), Poland (2012), Catalonia (1996), Galicia (2007, updated regulations 2003), Spain (2022), France (2002), Canada (1976 FIRST), Russia (“Escher” 2009), England (2014).
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
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