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Happy birthday to J. R. R. Tolkien, born today in 1892! Let's look back at a few classic book covers to celebrate...
The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkein. Puffin Books, 1961. Illustrations by Pauline Baynes.
The Lord Of The Rings, by the Stephen Oliver Orchestra. #BBC Records, 1981.
O Gnomo (The Hobbit) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Livraria Civilizaçâo, 1962. Illustrations by António Quadros.
"Well I wouldn't start from here..."

El Hobito, by J.R.R. Tolkein. Los Libros Del Mirasol, 1964. Cover by Luis Videla.
In 1970 director John Boorman began work on a Lord Of The Rings film for United Artists. It would be an unusual adaption; The Beatles would be the Hobbits and Kabuki theatre would open the movie .

Alas the studio said 'No'...
It's just as I imagined it! Bilbo Le #Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein. J'ai Lu, 1973. Cover by Sylvain Nuccio.
The #Hobbit, by J.R R. Tolkein. This is the Soviet Russian version from 1976, with illustrations by Mikhail Belomlinsky.
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Swedish edition, 1962. Cover by Tove Jansson.
"You shall not pass!" The 1980 Honda Hobbit moped.
The Hobbit: the complete original soundtrack (Rankin / Bass production), Buena Vista Records 1977.
The Hobbit Was Almost Illustrated by Maurice Sendak, but Tolkien rejected his artwork. Here's the story: collider.com/the-hobbit-ill…
The #Hobbit, by JRR Tolkein. Art by Tove Jansson, 1973.
So happy birthday J. R. R. Tolkien: "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
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