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Illustrated by davId Wenzel adapted by Charles dIxon WIth sean demIng

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J.r.r. tolkIen

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2012 Del Rey Trade Paperback Edition Copyright 1989, 1990, 2006 by Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien Illustrations copyright 1989, 1990, 2006 by David Wenzel Story adaptation copyright 1989, 1990 by Charles Dixon and Sean Deming All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. DEL REY is a registered trademark and the Del Rey colophon is a trademark of Random House, Inc. Originally published in different form in the United States in three volumes by Eclipse Books in August 1989, April 1990, and August 1990 and subsequently as one volume in the United Kingdom by Unwin Paperbacks in 1990 and by Del Rey, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., in 2001. A revised edition of this work was published in the United Kingdom by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers in 2006. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien first published by George Allen & Unwin 1937. Second edition 1951; Third edition 1966; Fourth edition 1978; Reset edition 1995. Copyright The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust 1937, 1951, 1966, 1978, 2006.

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