Hobbitish Or " Bilbo Baggins" Illustrated", The International Sketched Hobbit.
I want to present in these galleries, a set of worldwide illustrations published
in foreign editions for J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit". From 1947, when the first non-Tolkien
illustrated edition was published in Sweden (to my knowledge), to the Nineties, a large number
of artists tried to sketch Bilbo. Nowadays, in many countries, new editions tend to take up
Tolkien's own paintings, except maybe for the russian editors, who continue to publish, each
year, new illustrated editions with an uneven artistic quality for some of them.
These galleries are almost all online ; others will come later !
Please, enjoy your visit !
Where to find these books ?
04-06-04: Let The Hobbit movie happen !
A new feature artist : Peter Kl˙cik, from Slovakia. He created a large
set of wonderful illustrations for a never released slovakian Hobbit.
6 new paintings from the upcoming russian edition illustrated by Denis Gordeev !
Upcoming illustrated editions online : Ukrainian Hobbit and Eric Fraser famous drawings for the Folio Society edition.
10-23-02 : A Guestbook has been opened ! Please leave your comments !
10-18-02 : A fifth russian edition
is online, illustrated by Denis Gordeev.
10-17-02 : The 2 swedish editions are online ! the
1947 one illustrated by Torbj÷rn Zetterholm,
and the 1962 one, by Tove Jansson.
The maps have been updated too.
08-20-02 : At least, I found the
1975 romanian edition and it's online. The Swedish edition illustrated by
Tove Jansson is also in my book shelves, and will be online soon !
07-29-02 : the wonderful
english edition illustrated by Alan Lee is online.
07-28-02 : a third
russian edition is online, and the german one too.
07-26-02 : Another
russian edition is online, as well as the estonian
one ; the comics adaptation illustrated by David Wenzel is
linked to Rolozo images gallery, since it was already scanned by someone else and I don't
have enough place to host it too.
07-25-02 : Today, the incredible
czech illustrations are online and a set of maps
from all these various editions.
07-24-02 : The great japanese
edition is online and a new french one too.
07-23-02 : Russian
and portuguese galleries are open.
07-22-02 : English
and latvian galleries are open.
07-20-02 : Initial release ; french
and bulgarian galleries are open.
If you have any questions (or a rare illustrated edition !)
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