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 (November 25, 2023) I have a collection of 865 different Hobbits in or from 87 languages / countries. The new Kurdish Hobbit (2023) is language # 87.
Kurdistan (2023 FIRST), France (Oct. 2023), Germany (DeLuxe 2023 – 51 illustrations by Tolkien), Denmark (2001), Three Polish Hobbits (1993, 2000 and 2012), Romania (moviecover #3, 2012), USA (rev.ed.), Two UK Hobbits illustrated by Tolkien (2023), Korea (2021), Two Hobbits from Brazil (2002 and 1997?), Spain (2023, Revised Edition), Uruguay (2021 and 2023), Chili (2x 2015(, Catalonia (1993), Vietnam (2022/8), Three reprints from Ukrainia: 2020, 2021 and 2022.
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