What you see here is a very special Hobbit. It is the first and only printing of The Hobbit in the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik, former Eastern Germany).
It took me many years to find a copy for my collection, but now … he’s here. Thanks to former owner Holger F. from Switzerland. Thanks again, Holger.
This Hobbit (hardback with dust jacket) was published in 1971 by Der Kinderbuchverlag in Berlin. The translation and illustrations were by Walter Schervand and Klaus Ensikat. Indeed, they lived in (former) Western Germany.
This Hobbit is # 765 in my Hobbit collection. Thanks to this Hobbit now in 83 languages / from 83 countries.
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