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The Hobbit (Illustrated Edition 2013)

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Tolkien's The Hobbit Illustrated by Jemima CatlinThis brand new (2013) edition of the Hobbit is beautifully illustrated by Jemima Catlin, and I’d say is set to become the ‘definitive’ edition for a whole new generation of readers.
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Hobbitus Ille

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Tolkien's The Hobbit in Latin - Hobbitus IlleAt last - The Hobbit in Latin!

This is a great book for Tolkien fans, including those (like me) who are curious to see just how much remains from their O-Level days! I’m sure it would also be a fantastic resource for anyone studying Latin especially Latin verse, as Mark Walker has paid special attention to transforming Tolkien’s poetry into ‘a variety of classical and rhythmic Latin metres’. There is a short appendix concerning Poetical Metres.
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The Hobbit (Pocket edition)

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Hobbit Pocket EditionA lovely (and smaller) version of the classic hardback edition of The Hobbit to celebrate the 75th anniversary of publication.
It’s not exactly tiny, so if you do want to put it in your pocket, you may need special trousers.

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An Hobad

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An Hobad - The Hobbit in Irish. The Hobbit As GaeilgeThis is the first Irish edition of the Hobbit published in 2012. It includes the full text translated into Irish, and all of Tolkien’s maps and pictures. An especially nice job has been done rendering all the maps and text on the the illustrations as gaeilge

The book begins like this :

I bpoll sa talamh a bhí cónaí ar hobad. Níor pholl gránna, salach, fliuch é, lán le giotaí de phéisteanna agus le boladh láibe. Níor pholl tirim, lom, gainmheach a bhí ann ach an oiread, gan aon rud ann le n-ithe ná le suí síos air; poll hobaid ab ea é agus is ionann sin agus compared.
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The Hobbit (in 2 Parts)

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The Hobbit (Part 1 and 2) SlipcaseA new paperback edition of The Hobbit which came out in 2012 presumably to tie in with the release of the first of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movies. At the time of publication, the 2012 Hobbit movie was to be the first of a 2-part adaptation.

But soon afterwards it was revealed that the Hobbit movie was going to be in three parts - which makes this particular 2-part edition a bit of a strange curiosity…

I don’t know if a 3-part edition is planned, but I imagine it would make for some pretty flimsy individual volumes.
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The Hobbit (2nd Edition 1955)

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The Hobbit - 2nd Edition 1955Second edition copy from 1955 with unclipped dustjacket.
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The Hobbit (1961 Puffin edition)

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The Hobbit 1961 Puffin edition
The first paperback edition of ‘The Hobbit’ published in 1961 by Puffin, featuring a great cover illustration of the Mountain Path by Pauline Baynes.
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The Hobbit (Folio Society Limited Edition)

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The Hobbit (Limited Edition 2002)Folio Society limited edition from 2002. Numbered edition 1677 of 1750.
Goatskin & silk binding

See also : The Lord of the Rings (Folio Society Limited Edition)
See also : The Silmarillion (Folio Society Limited Edition)
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The Hobbit (Deluxe Edition 2001)

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The Hobbit (Deluxe Edition 2001)Deluxe Edition by Harper Collins
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The Hobbit (2nd Folio Society edition 1997)

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The Hobbit (2nd Folio Society edition 1997)Second Folio Society edition from 1997 with illustrations by Eric Fraser.
See also The Lord of the RIngs (Folio Society 1997)
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