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J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit: Drawings, Watercolors and Manuscripts, June 11 - September 30, 1987
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Author(J.R.R. Tolkien)
PublisherMarquette University
FormatExhibition catalogue

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit: Drawings, Watercolors and Manuscripts is an exhibition catalogue which reproduces a variety of illustrations by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Hobbit - both finished pieces and sketches. Less well known items include the original draft of the dustwrapper artwork and a manuscript page showing a "Map of the Upper River and Mirkwood".

Also includes a letter to G.E. Selby and two essays: 'J.R.R. Tolkien: Pictures Fit for an Exhibition' by Curtis L. Carter and 'The Expectant Landscape: J.R.R. Tolkien's Illustrations for The Hobbit' by Richard Schindler.[1]


  1. An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography, at