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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date October 24, 1973
Pages 317
Binding Hardcover
Edition Collectors
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395177112
ISBN-10 0395177111
Dimensions 1.50 by 7.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 2.55 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo, Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
This deluxe collector's edition of Tolkien's modern classic is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. The text pages are printed in black with green accents. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror's map -- all prepared by the author.
 
J.R.R. Tolkien's own description for the original edition: "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. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit. Hobbits have hitherto been passed over in history and legend, perhaps because they as a rule preferred comfort to excitement. But this account, based on his personal memoirs, of the one exciting year in the otherwise quiet life of Mr. Baggins will give you a fair idea of the estimable people now (it is said) becoming rather rare. They do not like noise."


Editions
Hardcover
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With J. R. R. Tolkien | Lea deluxe edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 30, 2012); titled "The Hobbit Or There and Back Again"
9780544045521 | details & prices | 300 pages | 4.75 × 6.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.48 lbs | List price $19.95
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings This charming deluxe pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features a beautiful leatherette cover and gilt-edging.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 18, 2012); titled "The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again"
9780547953830 | details & prices | 365 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.05 lbs | List price $17.99
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Poc rep edition from Houghton Mifflin (September 18, 2012)
9780547928241 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.00 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the RingsThis charming pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features the original cover illustration, painted by J.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (March 1, 1993)
9780003300901 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $14.35
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life.
The price comparison is for this edition
Collectors edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 24, 1973)
9780395177112 | details & prices | 317 pages | 7.25 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Seasoned with myth and magic, this modern classic centers on a dwarflike being whose search for gold leads to encounters with dangerous opponents
Paperback
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With J. R. R. Tolkien | from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (October 23, 2014)
9780008118044 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $13.15
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: Bilbo baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in bag end but his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, gandalf and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey there and back again they have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of smaug the magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon the prelude to the lord of the rings, the hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Mti edition from Mariner Books (October 21, 2014); titled "The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again"
9780544422841 | details & prices | 300 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (November 7, 2013)
9780007525508 | details & prices | 400 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $11.65
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: Paperback.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Mti rep edition from Mariner Books (November 5, 2013); titled "The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again"
9780544164222 | details & prices | 300 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: Now a major motion picture, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of Bilbo Baggins.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (October 11, 2012)
9780007511082 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $13.45
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Mti rep edition from Mariner Books (September 18, 2012); titled "The Hobbit or There and Back Again"
9780547844978 | details & prices | 300 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: J.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Reprint edition from Mariner Books (September 18, 2012); titled "The Hobbit, Or, There And Back Again"
9780547928227 | details & prices | 300 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | Reissue edition from Del Rey (September 18, 2012); titled "The Hobbit: or There and Back Again"
9780345534835 | details & prices | 306 pages | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $8.99
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: The enchanting prequel to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the classic fantasy that inspired Peter Jackson’s major motion picture trilogy When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.
With J. R. R. Tolkien | New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (November 2, 1998)
9780006754022 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $12.90
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home.
Prebinding
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With J. R. R. Tolkien | Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (September 25, 2012); titled "The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again"
9780606262408 | details & prices | 306 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $19.65
This edition also contains El Hobbit, El Hobbit, The Hobbit
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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