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 Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003670838
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1976. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Hardcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to boards, mild bumping at corners, slight lean to binding. Bookseller Inventory # 106355k
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Second Impression / Owner sticker to 1st inside page / pen inscription to 7th inside page / some rubbing & wear to edge of box. Bookseller Inventory # 003126
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed on front endpaper, otherwise clean and bright, with slipcase which is a little marked. Deluxe Edition. Weight 800g. Ref. BL. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 15144
Book Description George Allen, 1979. Deluxe edition 1979, 2nd impression thus, and very beautiful in gilt serpent decorated cloth with loose plastic cover: in all respects VG++. Colour illus. by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 22421
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1990. Deluxe edition 1990, fourth impression reprinted and VG+ in VG+ slipcase. Black cloth with gilt and silver design to front, and gilt spine titles. Lovely book. Bookseller Inventory # 38050
Book Description George Allen and Unwin, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Impression. Bookseller Inventory # 036300
Book Description George Allen & Unwin,, London, 1979. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. H. E. Riddert (illustrator). First Thus - 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Thus - 2nd Printing. 25x130x230mm. 286pp, fine black cloth boards with metallic red, silver & gold image of Smaug the dragon on front board, gilt lettering to spine. Colour frontis piece & 12 colour plates, by the author, with some being coloured by H.E.Riddert. 2 colour maps. Bumping to bottom of spine, but otherwise unmarked. Tolkiens first novel was originally written as a story for his children, & was thought by the publishers to be unprofitable but a book they ought to publish. Size: 25x130x230mm. Bookseller Inventory # 002938
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Deluxe Edition. Black cloth boards with gilt/silver/red dragon motif. Unmarked except for nine names on inside front cover. Otherwise as new. In original black box. This is lightly handled/rubbed with a discreet repair to two of the corners. Bookseller Inventory # 006585
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0048231274 De Luxe Edition. In black two part card box; tipped-on white label with red and black lettering on front. Box is in Good condition. Black cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on spine; Gilt, silver and red dragon on front board. Grey and white mottled endpapers. Light green speckles to outer edges. Full-colour illustrated plates with Tolkien's illustrations throughout. Maps at front and rear. Bookseller Inventory # IM198590