The Hobbit an Illustrated Edition from the Film by Arthur Rankin Jr. with Text by J.J.R. Tolkien 1977 Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

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The Gateway to Middle-earth: "The Hobbit" Illustrated Film Edition

Embark on a journey through Middle-earth with the 1977 illustrated edition of "The Hobbit," featuring visuals from the Arthur Rankin Jr. film. With stunning illustrations and fold-out maps that capture the imagination, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.'s edition brings J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless story to life.


  • Title: The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Illustrations: Based on the Arthur Rankin Jr. film
  • Publication Date: 1977
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Format: Large Hardcover with Acetate Dust-Jacket
  • Pages: 220
  • Dimensions: 11x11x1 inches
  • Illustrations: Color maps and illustrations from the animated film, including fold-outs
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the clear acetate jacket with Smaug and white titles over pictorial boards

Key Elements:

  • The book is adorned with illustrations from the Rankin/Bass animated film, immersing readers in the visual style of the adaptation.
  • Color maps and several fold-outs provide a deeper understanding of Tolkien's world, enhancing the reading experience.
  • While maintaining a light-hearted tone, "The Hobbit" carries layers of complexity, appealing to adults and children alike.
  •  The journey of Bilbo Baggins is one of transformation, paralleling the reader's own preparation for the epic "Lord of the Rings" saga.


In this edition, Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is not just a prelude to "The Lord of the Rings" but a stand-alone adventure with its own merits. It presents the lighter side of a fairy tale alongside an iron-strong narrative, tracing Bilbo's evolution from a comfort-loving hobbit to a seasoned adventurer.

In Summation:

"The Hobbit" illustrated film edition is a portal to the fantasy realm, offering a rich, visual companion to the text. This book is perfect for fans of Tolkien's universe and collectors of unique editions.

Journey with Bilbo Baggins and discover the depth behind the deceiving simplicity of "The Hobbit." Add this illustrated edition to your collection and prepare to be whisked away to the adventures that lie in Middle-earth

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