Illustrated by Eric Fraser
A beautiful edition of Tolkien's classic children's story. Leaving his comfortable hobbit hole Bilbo Baggins goes on a reluctant adventure to defeat a dragon, and along the way he encounters the vile, but pathetic Gollum, and his ‘Precious’ – a ring to rule them all.
For more than half a century readers have journeyed alongside Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, and his nephew Frodo in The Lord of the Rings.
Bilbo Baggins is a reasonably typical hobbit: fond of sleeping, eating, drinking, parties and presents. However, it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east, to help slay the dragon Smaug. His quest takes him through enchanted forests, spiders' lairs, and under the Misty Mountains, where he comes across the vile Gollum, and tricks him out of his 'Precious' - a ring that makes its bearer invisible, and wields a terrible power of its own.
This edition is bound in parchment cloth blocked in gold, with an inset label showing Smaug the dragon. It contains 19 black-and-white illustrations by the great Eric Fraser, and endpapers printed in red and black ink, showing Thrór’s Map and Wilderland.
‘One of the best children's stories of the century’
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Review by blue.dingo on 19th Apr 2014
"I purchased The Hobbit along with The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, and I am delighted by the way the five volumes look together on my shelf. The cover of this edition of The Hobbit is beau..." [read more]
Review by samtmau5 on 3rd Feb 2014
"The most beautiful edition! Considering The Hobbit is the shortest in the core Middle Earth books it is lovely to see it receive such attention and such beauty, which it well deserves. Despite being ..." [read more]
Review by PAULALOUD on 18th Aug 2013
"Who doesn't love the classic, The Hobbit? Tolkien's writing remains timeless and this Folio edition, complete with Smaug, the Dragon, and flames of fire on the cover, is something any avid Tolkien fa..." [read more]