The definitive collection of tolkiens classic fairie tales, in the vein of the hobbit, illustrated by oscar winner alan lee never before published in a single volume, tolkiens four novellas farmer giles of ham, leaf by niggle, smith of wootton. The hobbit gift edition includes a preface excerpted from christopher tolkiens foreword to the 50th anniversary edition of the hobbit. Return of the king aragorn book cover houghton mifflin. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. This book cover of the hobbit from the 1980s is both hilarious and terrifying xpost for rwtf i. If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable western world, over the edge of the wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck, here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. Rare and valuable books old and not so old books worth. Book and box are covered in matt black paper with silver lettering and simple designs in gloss black. Tolkien and featuring the exquisitely rendered colour artworks of the famous artist john howe who collaborated on the trilogy of films lord of the rings, we join. The hobbit is being adapted to film in several parts, the first of which is titled. Is the hobbit a part of a book series, or a series of its. This gallery presents the covers of the hobbit from around the globe, arranged.
Well, considering that they took about 25 pages of the book and turned it into a 2 hour movie, not terrible. This post has been updated since its initial publication in december 2012. His journey through mirkwood and the climactic confrontation with the dragon smaug served as the launching point for tolkiens transformative trilogy, the lord of the rings. Tolkien the hobbit first edition sellersupplied images. Tolkien 18921973 is the creator of middleearth and author of such classic and extraordinary works of fiction as the hobbit, the lord of the rings, and the silmarillion. The book cover of the hobbit from the 80s is hilarious. The hobbit or, there and back again 1937 a classic childrens fantasy set before the lord of the rings 2001 ballantine del rey paperback 305 pages cover art by ted nasmith left 2001 houghton mifflin trade paperback 330 pages cover art by peter sis right. Even more terrifying, the cover of stephen kings it from the 1980 s. Barbara remingtons first cover is truly an exercise in interpreting the idea of the hobbit, rather than its content, since she was not given a chance.
My best edition criteria is as follows you may still recommend editions if they dont fully meet the criteria below i dont really expect any edition to meet all of the criteria. Tolkien, and was first broadcast on nbc in the united states on sunday, november 27, 1977. He also created these original cover designs for each book in the lord of the rings trilogy. Hardback one volume book club edition from 1980 with red leathereffect cover. Tolkien first published the adventure in 1937, the tale has. The 1980s were like a totally awesome decade, dude. This book cover of the hobbit from the 1980s is both hilarious. The hobbit is a 1977 japaneseamerican animated musical television special created by rankinbass, a studio known for their holiday specials, and animated by topcraft, a precursor to studio ghibli. Tolkiens own cover for the hobbit, there and back again. The hobbit facsimile gift edition lenticular cover. Im really happy with this list of 20th century classic childrens books from the 1980s even though using the term classic is becoming more and more suspect as we close in on the 21st century. The hobbit is one of my favorite books and the illustrations, whether big or small, add even more character and charm to the story. Oh, it would be really nice if you could give some details about the formatting too. Many editions of h2g2 are worth are worth a fair sum of money.
Like every other hobbit, bilbo baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. The hobbit by tolkien, used abebooks shop for books. Lord of the rings, set, unwin abebooks shop for books. The hobbit has been the subject of several board games. Tolkien, with large portions of the trilogy inspired by the appendices to the return of the king, which expand on the story told in the hobbit, as well as new material and characters written especially for the films. Barbara remington, illustrator of tolkien book covers. The film is an adaptation of the return of the king, the third and final book in the lord of the rings by j. I included a mix of lesser known 1980s books plus a handful of. If you own one of these rare books, youre sitting on a. Tolkien 18921973 was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing the hobbit, the lord of the rings and the silmarillion, plus other stories and essays.
The hobbit remains one of the most wellknown books of our time, and its not just because of peter jacksons movies. The return of the king also known as the return of the king. The film is an adaptation of the 1937 book of the same name by j. Raise your hand if you grew up reading childrens books from the 1980s. What portions of the book are in each hobbit movie. In 1991, one of the first printings done by harpercollins the current uk publisher of the hobbit featured the sun and rune borders in a gilt finish more recently, in 2012, houghton mifflin harcourt the book s us publisher released a 75th anniversary edition that pays homage to the original cover art, but with golden mountains and a red sun on a black base. Remington, who designed other book covers for ballantine as well, was asked to illustrate the 1965 editions of the lord of the rings and the hobbit on a tight deadline. A story of the hobbits, is a 1979 animated musical television film created by rankinbass and topcraft. If you know that information, kindly post in the comments below. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Many of the essential elements of tolkiens classic saga have their roots in this childrens book.
Childrens books from the 80s that kids and parents still. This book cover of the hobbit from the 1980s is both. The children of hurin was published for the first time in 2007. Tolkien released his epic trilogy the lord of the rings, he wrote a smaller fantasy novel for children called the hobbit in 1937. The book itself has isbn of 0261102001 and the text is based on the third edition of 1966. There is also an edition of the book the hobbit that has a cover containing another statement in these runes.
The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in childrens literature. If you own one of these rare books, youre sitting on a gold. The hobbit tells the famous story of bilbo baggins, a hobbit who is caught up in the affairs of wizards. Its been some 30 years since i read the hobbit, but im pretty certain she was exaggerating. These details come from the silmarillion and the book of lost tales.
Tolkiens 1937 book the hobbit by vladimir latyshev. Childrens books from the 80s that kids and parents still adore. Update there seems to be quite a lot of interest in these particular red guild publishing editions so heres what i know. The hobbit by tolkien, j r r used books and rare books. Tolkiens the lord of the rings and also the best hardcover edition of j. Lets all hope the next movie is a lot more like this cover. Over the mountains and through the woods to smaugs house we go. Gallery of tolkien book covers this is not an exhaustive collection of tolkiens lord of the rings and the hobbit covers, but it is still being added to from time to time. It doesnt come with a dust jacket, the picture on the front and back cover is expertly presseddyed onto what feels like a clothlike covering on the book. But while the hobbit was undeniably written as a childrens book, it is far more than a mere prequel and its significance in modern literature, and fantasy in particular, cannot be overstated. The book cover of the hobbit from the 80s is hilarious and. Hubert howe bancroft, book of wealth first edition 1896 2. The hobbit book covers through the ages paste paste magazine. An unexpected journey what parts of the hobbit book are covered by this film.
The two towers saruman book cover houghton mifflin. Tolkien book cover exrke5 from alamys library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. This original cover of the hobbit, featuring a stylized mountain. R tolkien is a single book which talks about the adventures of bilbo bagginsthe hobbit. The cover of is slightly damaged for instance a torn or bent corner. Bilbo baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home. Recorded books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world. The setting of the hobbit, as described on its original dust jacket, is ancient time.
I was unable to find a cover designer credit for this edition of the book. R tolkien that takes place in the fictional world of middle earth, which is the setting of most of the authors works. The fellowship of the ring frodo book cover houghton mifflin. His books have been translated into 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. I want to get the best singlevolume hardcover edition of j. May 31, 2018 raise your hand if you grew up reading childrens books from the 1980s. The book cover of the hobbit from the 80s is hilarious and terrifying. Tolkien books tend to get many editions some countries publish the hobbit. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it. The lord of the rings bookends, the hobbit house decor, book ends, hobbit bookmark sign, home decor. The hobbit tells a fantastic story of adventure, danger, friendship, and courage, and serves as a prequel to the even more immersive and epic book series, the lord of the rings. This is a small book when compared to the other books by tolkien like the the lord of the rings and the silmarillion.
The hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragonguarded gold. Buy the hobbit facsimile gift edition lenticular cover first thus by tolkien, j. Aug 29, 20 the hobbit is the unforgettable story of bilbo, a peaceloving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure. Tolkien and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The hobbit is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by peter jackson. It was published on 21 september 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the carnegie medal and awarded a prize from the new york herald tribune for best juvenile fiction. Long known as a visual artist as well as a literary one, tolkien left behind over 100 illustrations for the hobbit, one of which adorns 2011s harpercollins 75th anniversary edition of the book. Book covers the one ring tolkien online hobbit news. Exploring the first cover of the hobbit by tolkien book riot.
Additional images of some sets are included but not shown in the thumbnails. Notes features thrors map and the map of wilderland on the first and last pages. See more ideas about tolkien books, tolkien and lord of the rings. The best books published during the 1980 s decade 1980 1989.
First editions of wellloved books can become the most prized in literature. This was absolutely requested by you guys so i finally did the hobbit epic orchestral cover. The hobbit was so successful in 1937 that tolkien was asked to write a sequel and so was born the lord of the rings. Most rated book by year best fantasy books of the 1980s best mystery books of the 1980s best science fiction books of the 1980s best books by century. If you are discussing something new, such as the recent hobbit movies, please use spoiler tags as follows. May 08, 2020 andy serkis is reading the hobbit cover to cover in a 12hour marathon grab some coffee and listen to the gollum actor read j. Had a request for gollum but i didnt have time to do that one, but ill do that one next time around. Cover art has changed to tolkiens illustration of bilbo comes to the huts of the raftelves. English books tend to have a tiny font size and fonts that are a bit hard on the eyes compared to books in my native language, i might add i dont like reading translations anymore but getting myself. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is bilbo baggins, a comfortloving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide. Many thanks to boriel, narquelie, lulu and other fans who have shared scans of their own collections. Tolkien calendar the great illustrators edition from ballantine books 345283112. Tolkien 4th edition, 1st impression 1981 unwin paperbacks london isbn 0048231886 paperback illustrated by j.
See more ideas about hobbit book, the hobbit, the hobbit book cover. Everything is included, from the preliminary sketches of bagend underhill all the way through to the binding designs, dustjacket art and portraits of bilbo. A table at the bottom of the page shows the translation of all known dwarven runes, including all those on the map and cover, and a few that tolkien mentioned in the forward to the book. A dust jacket in green, black, dark blue, and white, showing a drawing of stylized mountains with the moon and.
If you have one of these rare books sitting on a shelf somewhere, get ready to cash in. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, bilbo becomes restless. Do you have these lotr books lying around your house. Buy the hobbit book online at low prices in india the. Tolkien and was first broadcast on nbc in the united states on sunday, november. The hobbit by tolkien, used abebooks passion for books.783 428 1660 1003 549 1325 1355 1589 34 1337 652 95 525 174 1250 554 214 150 232 537 1530 1087 797 17 550 876 369 992 968 1489 1396 1071 387 774