Found Friday: Hobbit Edition


Ah, The Hobbit. One of my favorite books. This particular edition is a first printing from 1965 with an advertised price of just 95 cents. I picked it up from a thrift store for 50 cents (yay thrift stores!).


List of names and places.

The previous owner left two small pieces of paper tucked between pages 24 and 25. The front lists the names of places and people in the book. I apologize for the quality of the pictures. The writing is quite faint and in pencil, but I tried to brighten the pictures as best I could to provide contrast.


“Bilbo Baggins, smaller than Dwarves, no beards, fat in stomach, dress in bright colors, wear no shoes because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick brown hair like the stuff on their heads. Eat 6 times a day. (Underneath) Gandalf, wandering wizard.”

The back of the top piece of paper lists a description of Bilbo Baggins, and adds another name to the cast of characters: “Gandalf, wandering wizard.”

What do you suppose the list and description was for? A book report perhaps?

I have to say The Hobbit is my favorite book by J. R. R. Tolkien. What’s yours?



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