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The World of the Hobbit

 Hobbiton Across the Water

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Hobbiton Across the Water

The first edition of "The Hobbit" included references to policemen on bicycles, the Gobi Desert and other real world examples.

Illustration from "The Art of the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.” Copyright © 2012 by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.