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 Annual 2013

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Hobbit Movie Annual 2013My first item of Hobbit movie merchandise - a 60+ page annual for kids with puzzles and games.
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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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A Tolkien Tapestry

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tolkien tapestryA wonderful art book featuring the extraordinary LotR-inspired paintings by the Dutch artist Cor Blok.
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The Art of The Hobbit

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Art of the Hobbit By JRR TolkienA beautiful book containing as complete a collection of Tolkien’s own sketches and illustrations for ‘The Hobbit’ as you’re ever likely to get. I was lucky enough to have already seen quite a few of Tolkien’s own remarkable pictures at an National Book League exhibition in 1977.
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Sauron Defeated (1st edition)

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Tolkien - The History of Middle-earth : Volume 9Volume 9 of the 12-part ‘History of Middle-earth” series. Early writings of J.R.R.Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. First edition.

I decided to buy another copy of a first edition Sauron Defeated because my original copy has some fading on the dust-jacket spine. From my eBay research it looks as though a lot of these have faded spines. Must be something to do with the colour I guess.

But this copy is really very nice indeed.
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The History of Middle-earth Index

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The History of Middle-earth IndexFinally! The index to the History of Middle-earth Series in the same format as the original first editions.

Previously this book was only available in a paperback edition from 2002, but this (new) edition was released in 2010 (publication date given as 4th March) as part of the Tolkien Bookshop ‘Print on Demand’ service.
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Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards

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Hobbits Elves Wizards‘Exploring the wonders and worlds of J.R.R.Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings’.
I have a confession.
I bought this cheap in a second-hand bookshop and I don’t think I’ve opened it since.

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