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 28, 20232) I have a collection of 821 different Hobbits in or from 86 languages / countries. NEW: Uruguay is country # 86.
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), Argentina (2007, 2013 and 20??), Uruguay 2022, Catalonia 2022, Netherlands (2020, 60th printing), Catalonia 2022, Canada 1978, Serbia 2022, Latin 10th printing, France 2022, Portugal 2022, Latvia 2022, Croatia (comic edition 2002), Danmark (two brandnew Hobbits 2022), Poland (1988 and 1991), 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).
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