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Nov 18, 2018
2018/11/18 12:49:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Without any doubt front cover of The Fellowship of the Ring from artist Igor Kordej (first Croatian edition)

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Nov 18, 2018
2018/11/18 13:50:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This German edition is my favourite Hobbit cover.

If you compare the lineaments of Gandalf with the photo you can see similarities: it is Walter Scherf (1920-2010), a German writer and fairytale researcher. He was the translator of The Hobbit. Giving Gandalf his face in the illustrations and the dustwrapper was a Hommage to him.

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Nov 18, 2018
2018/11/18 16:44:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
El Hobito is pretty cool, though Gandalf is a bit odd.

It almost looks like he's wearing knee high women's boots...

Also, what's up with alien Gollum?

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Nov 19, 2018
2018/11/19 20:51:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Probably would have went with the Finnish Hobbit but as Urulöké has already posted this one, my next choices would be the 1987 Moldovan and 1975 Bulgarian Hobbits.

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Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 7:13:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That bottom one's great!
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 21:15:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 21:26:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
El hobito for me. Love the characters.
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 21:30:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Arbor wrote:
Latvian Hobbit

That Bilbo's hair is about what I look like these days!
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 21:39:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulöké wrote:

Arbor wrote:
Latvian Hobbit

That Bilbo's hair is about what I look like these days!

Ginger? Unlucky.
Nov 20, 2018
2018/11/20 23:01:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That Latvian Hobbit is a nice one.

Thanks for sharing.
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