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BOOK COLLECTION / VISUAL LIBRARY
1937-2007

"Here is my evergrowing collection of english versions of "The Hobbit" (I'm sure Tolkien would be proud!).
On display here, I now have 60 hardcover copies and 39 softcover versions..."

1937
George Allen & Unwin
First Impression original dustjacket
"First UK Edition"

1937
George Allen & Unwin
First Impression titlepage
"First UK Edition"


1937
George Allen & Unwin
Second Impression (facsimile) dustjacket
"First UK Edition"

1937
George Allen & Unwin
Second Impression titlepage
"First UK Edition"


1938
Houghton Mifflin Company
First State (dustjacket removed)
"First Printing/First US Edition"

1938
Houghton Mifflin Company
First State titlepage
"First Printing/First US Edition"


1938
Houghton Mifflin Company
Second State (facsimile) dustjacket
"First US Edition"

1938
Houghton Mifflin Company
Second State titlepage
"First US Edition"


1942
Foyles Book Club Edition
From A&U 3rd impression sheets

1951
Houghton Mifflin Company
First Printing of the "Second US Edition"
From A&U 5th impression sheets

1956
George Allen & Unwin
Fourth Printing of the "Second UK Edition"
(Eighth UK Printing overall)

1957
George Allen & Unwin
Fifth Printing of the "Second UK Edition"
(Ninth UK Printing overall)

1958
George Allen & Unwin
Sixth Printing of the "Second UK Edition"
(Tenth UK Printing overall)

1961
Penquin Books, a Puffin Book
First Printing, True First UK Paperback Edition
Cover illustration by Pauline Baynes

1965
George Allen & Unwin
Eleventh Printing of the "Second UK Edition"
(Fifteenth UK Printing overall)

1965
Ballantine Books
First Printing, First US Paperback Edition

1966
Ballantine Books
First Printing, Revised Edition paperback

1966
Longmans Green & Company
Fourth Printing of the Heritage of Literature Series

1966
Unwin Books
Later printing (1970) of the "Third Edition"

1967
George Allen & Unwin
Second Printing of the "Third UK Edition"
(Seventeenth UK Printing overall)

1967
Ballantine Books
7th Printing of the 1966 Revised Edition
US hardcover (library binding)
WANTED

1968
Longmans Green & Company
First Impression

1970
Longman Group Ltd.
Second Impression of the 1968 Edition

1973
Houghton Mifflin Company
First Printing Collectors Edition

1975
Unwin Books
First Impression of the UK Reset (New Edition)

1976
Unwin Paperbacks
Second Impression of the UK Reset (New Edition)

1976
George Allen & Unwin
First Impression of the First UK Deluxe Edition

1976
The Folio Society
True First Folio Society, Printed from A & U sheets

1976
Ballantine Books
58th Printing of the 1966 Revised Edition

1976
Methuen Publications
First Printing, First Canadian paperback edition

1977
A Magnum Book, Published by Methuen Publications
Fourth Printing of the Canadian paperback edition

1977
Harry N. Abrams Incorporated
First Printing, illustrated by Rankin/Bass

1978
George Allen & Unwin
First Impression of the "Fourth UK Edition"

1978
Guild Publishing
First printing of the First Guild Edition

1978
Ballantine Books
71st Printing of the 1966 Revised Edition
US hardcover (library binding)

1979
Houghton Mifflin Company
Third printing of the 1979 paperback edition

1979
Unwin Paperbacks
UK Reset Third Paperback Edition

1979
The Folio Society
illustrated by Eric Fraser
First Printing of the UK Folio "First Edition"

1981
Unwin Paperbacks
UK Fourth Paperback Edition

1982
Unwin Paperbacks
Third Printing of the UK Fourth Paperback Edition (for distribution in Canada)

1982
Unwin Paperbacks
Sixth Printing of the UK Fourth Paperback Edition

1982
Charnwood Large Type
UK hardcover by F.A. Thorpe Publishing

1982
Ballantine Books
US Special Silver Jubilee Editon, Second Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition, cover art by Darrell K. Sweet

1983
Ballantine Books
6th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition
US hardcover (library binding)

1984
The Easton Press
Frontispiece by Michael Hague

1984
George Allen & Unwin
First UK Printing illustrated by Michael Hague

1984
Houghton Mifflin Company
First US Printing illustrated by Michael Hague

1984
Ballantine Books
US Special Silver Jubilee Editon, 8th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition, cover art by Darrell K. Sweet

1985
Ballantine Books
US paperback, 13th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition, cover art by Darrell K. Sweet

1986
Ballantine Books
US paperback, 17th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition

1987
Unwin Hyman Limited
UK 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
#7 of 500 copies, Signed by Christopher Tolkien

1987
Guild Publishing
UK 50th Anniversary Edition
First Printing of the UK Second Guild Edition

1987
Unwin Paperbacks, an imprint of Unwin Hyman Ltd
UK 50th Anniversary Edition, cover illustration by Michael Hague

1987
Unwin Paperbacks
UK 50th Anniversary Edition, cover illustration by Roger Garland

1987
Unwin Paperbacks
Canadian 50th Anniversary Edition, cover illustration by Roger Garland

1987
Houghton Mifflin Company
US 50th Anniversary Edition

1988
Ballantine Books
US 50th Anniversary Paperback Edition,
23rd Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition,
cover illustration by Michael Herring

1988
Houghton Mifflin Company
US First Printing, First Edition

1988
Houghton Mifflin Company
US Paperback Edition with dustjacket,
cover art by Alan Lee

1988
Houghton Mifflin Company
US Quality Paperback Book Club Edition

1989
Unwin Paperbacks
27th Printing of the UK Fourth Paperback Edition
Cover illustration by Ted Nasmith

1989/90
Eclipse Books
US First Printing, 3 Volume Comic Book Set, illustrated by David Wenzel

1990
Eclipse Books
US Limited Edition
#200 of 600 copies, Signed & illustrated by David Wenzel

1990
Guild Publishing
First Printing of the UK Third Guild Edition
WANTED

1990
Clio Press
Large Print Edition

1990
Unwin Hyman Limited
5th Printing of the 1976 UK Deluxe Edition

1991
Grafton Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
UK Paperback Edition illustrated by David Wenzel

1991
HarperCollins Publishers
First HarperCollins Edition

1991
Grafton, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
UK Paperback Edition, Cover illustration by John Howe

1992
Published by BCA in arrangement with
George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

1992
Ballantine Books
34th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition
US hardcover (library binding)

1993
Published by ISIS Books
Large Print Edition

1993
HarperCollins Publishers
First Printing of the 1993 Paperback Edition
Cover illustration by John Howe

1995
HarperCollins Publishers
First Printing of the Reset "Fifth UK Edition"

1996
HarperCollins for Ted Smart/The Book People
12th Printing of the 1996 Paperback Edition

1997
The Folio Society
illustrated by Eric Fraser
Folio "Second Edition"

1997
HarperCollins Publishers
60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
#140 of 250 copies, Signed & illustrated by Alan Lee

1997
Houghton Mifflin Company
First Printing, illustrated by Alan Lee

1997
HarperCollins Publishers
UK Tenth Printing, illustrated by Alan Lee

1998
Collins Modern Classics,
a division of HarperCollins Publishers
UK Paperback edition, cover art by David Wyatt

1999
Houghton Mifflin Company
US Paperback Edition, cover art by Alan Lee

1999
HarperFestival (a division of HarperCollins)
First Printing, illustrated by John Howe

1999
HarperCollins Publishers
First paperback printing of the 1995 Reset edition
Cover illustration by John Howe

1999
HarperCollins Publishers
First Printing, Second Deluxe Edition
(Cloth slipcase)

2000
HarperCollins Publishers
Dealerfield Ltd. First Printing,
illustrated by Alan Lee

2000
HarperCollins Publishers
First Printing of the Limited Edition Collectors Box

2001
A Ballantine Book, Published by
The Ballantine Publishing Group
113th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition
Cover illustration by Ted Nasmith

2001
HarperCollins Publishers
Second Printing, Second Deluxe Edition
(Leatherette slipcase)

2001
Science Fiction Book Club/Houghton Mifflin Company
Cover illustration by Donato

2001
Ballantine Books
Third Printing, illustrated by David Wenzel
Cover illustration by Min Choi & Donato Giancola

2001
Houghton Mifflin Company
Cover illustration by Peter Sis

2001
HarperCollins Publishers
Childrens Edition, illustrated by David Wyatt

2001
HarperCollins for Ted Smart/The Book People
First Printing of the Ted Smart Edition, illustrated by David Wyatt

2001
Houghton Mifflin Company
First Paperback Printing of the Young Readers Edition

2002
Published in Cascades by Collins Educational,
an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

2002
Houghton Mifflin Company
First Printing, Revised Edition

2003
A Del Rey Book, Published by
The Ballantine Publishing Group
135th Printing of the 1982 Revised Edition
Cover illustration by Ted Nasmith

2003
HarperCollins Publishers
Large Print Edition

2003
HarperCollins Publishers for W.H. Smith
Little Reads Paperback Edition (Chapter One only)

2003
Thorndike Press
Large Print Basic Series

2003
Thorndike Press
Large Print Family Edition

2003
The Folio Society
UK Limited Edition
#848 of 1750 copies illustrated by Eric Fraser
Folio "Second Edition" Seventh Printing

2004
HarperCollins Publishers
First Printing of the 2004 Edition

2006
Published in Moscow by ONIKC "
Russian/English Student paperback Edition
Abbreviated Version

2007
Houghton Mifflin Company
70th Anniversary Edition

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