In honor of the 75th Anniversary and the upcoming release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, here is a compilation of books to guide you through the cinematic experience. We have also included several special editions of The Hobbit, both annotated and illustrated by various artists.
Special Editions of The Hobbit:
The Hobbit: 70th Anniversary Edition
This hardcover edition contains a short introduction by Christopher Tolkien, a reset text incorporating the most up-to-date corrections, and all of Tolkien’s own drawings and full-color illustrations, including the rare “Mirkwood” piece.
The Hobbit: 372-page, Illustrated Edition
This 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics in 1998, and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson.
The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Original Cover Art Edition
This hardcover edition shows the author’s original jacket design.
The Hobbit: Alan Lee Illustrated Edition
This edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee.
The Hobbit: Peter Sís Illustrated Edition
Featuring cover art by Caldecott Honor winning children’s book illustrator Peter Sís, this edition is specially formatted for young readers with larger print size and wider margins. It also includes interior maps and original interior illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Hobbit: Michael Hague Illustrated Edition
This edition is illustrated with 48 paintings by noted artist Michael Hague.
The Hobbit: The Annotated Hobbit
Annotated by Douglas A. Anderson, complete with passages from the first published edition of The Hobbit.
The Hobbit: Deluxe Collector’s Edition
This deluxe collector’s edition is boxed and bound in green leatherette with gold and red foil rune stamping on the spine and cover. It includes five full page illustrations in full color and many more in two color in addition to Thror’s map.
The Hobbit: Pocket-Sized Edition
The pocket-sized edition contains the complete unabridged text and features Tolkien’s original cover illustration.
Movie Tie-In Books:
The Hobbit: Movie Tie-In Edition
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide
Illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, this guide includes exclusive interviews with Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and all the principal cast and filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Visual Companion
Richly illustrated with more than 100 color photos from the film, this companion guide features a fold-out map charting the journey from Bag End to Wilderland.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — The World of Hobbits
A visual guide to hobbits and their appearance, appetites, homes, friends, deadly foes and much more.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art and Design
This book contains more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs, and development paintings by the artists working behind the scenes to bring Middle-earth to life in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.