De Hobbit, of Daarheen en weer terug. Translated by Max Schuchart. Utrecht/Antwerpen: Het Spectrum, 1979.
17th printing. 256 pp. 18.0 x 10.8 cm. ISBN 90-274-0043-1.
Seventeenth printing of the Dutch translation of The Hobbit.
A nice copy of a collectable book.
De hobbit. Translated by Max Schuchart. Utrecht/Antwerpen: Het Spectrum, 1979. 'Prisma' no. 529. These printings have the new translations and the two maps, but have no other illustrations. Thrors map is on pp. 6-7 and Wilderland on pp. 254-5. tolkien's introduction is on p. 8 and the translator's note on p. 256.
It is amusing to see that the copyright notices always show some mistakes. In 1979 (17th) the cover is credited 'Vormgeving en ontwerp omslag: Studio Spectrum', but wrongly states 'Bart van Erkel - Bataafsche tekenmij' as illustrator.
The cover was designed by Studio Spectrum with a Tolkien-logo (the name Tolkien printed with a big T) in silver at the top. This logo is repeated small as a carpet pattern in black over the brown ground of the whole cover.
Below the large logo on the upper cover is the title in red, and below this is a round medallion, containing a detail of tolkien's Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves.
On the lower cover, below the logo in silver and a blurb in white, is a BBC photograph of Tolkien lighting his pipe.
A nice copy of a collectable book with cover design with Tolkien-logo by Studio Spectrum.
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