The first new illustrated edition of The Hobbit for more than 15 years contains 150 brand new colour illustrations. Artist Jemima Catlin’s charming and lively interpretation brings Tolkien’s beloved characters to life in a way that will entice and entertain a new generation of readers.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure.
Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!
Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…
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A new edition of the fantasy tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. Re-set with colour illustrations re-originated from Tolkien's artwork.Review:
‘One of the best loved characters in English fiction… a marvellous fantasy adventure’
‘Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax’
‘A flawless masterpiece’
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1987. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. J.R.R. Tolkien (illustrator). Limited / Numbered. Very Good Book (Light Fading to Spine) in Good Slipcase (One White Mark on edge of slipcase and one corner with severe wear, small indentation to slipcase - otherwise relatively minor wear). See additional photos attached to this listing. Super De Luxe Edition. Bound in Dark Green Leather. This is Copy Number 398 of a Limited Edition of 500 Copies. Limitation Notice adhered to Front Endpaper. Issued in 1987 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the First Publication of the Hobbit (1937). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Deluxe Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000242