Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Hobbit (V)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

It’s been a little while, I think, since I posted one of my Hobbit editions. This one was gifted to me by a friend and it’s a lovely, large copy with color illustrations. This is a copy that you read to or with someone. I believe this edition was published in 1989, and it was released by Houghton Mifflin Company, ISBN: 0395520215.

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