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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography (Carpenter)

24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 11:13:08 AM UTC

Hi all, to cut a long story short I realised that I only have the original biography from Carpenter and want to get a paperback for making notes, reference, etc.

I want to get a paperback that matches the height of the 2002 black spine History of Middle-earth paperbacks. I understand that the spine will not match exactly so I am focused on the height only. Does the 2016 paperback from HarperCollins do the trick? Any images would be welcome. Cheers.

Listed under ISBN: 978-0008207779 at ... 207779%2Caps%2C368&sr=8-1

Cheers all.
24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 11:37:32 AM UTC
This one matches

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24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 11:44:24 AM UTC
Many thanks wheresrob
24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 4:24:46 PM UTC
2 Other Options - See Photos Attached. The one with the Gold Spine is about 1mm Taller but you would not really notice.

Also attached a photo of the spine of the one already mentioned (it is not black like the cover).

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24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 4:32:07 PM UTC
Excellent info, thank you remy and again to wheresrob.

The gold spine in the middle seems my best option from a 'spine' perspective. I'll keep an eye out for that one. Is that the 2016 reprint by any chance?
24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 5:41:49 PM UTC
Yes. One with Gold Spine is the 2016 Reprint (Same as the one in the link in the OP).

See attached.

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24 Jan, 2023
2023-1-24 5:53:05 PM UTC
Brilliant, thank you remy. I will order that one. Perfect for my needs and looks reasonable on the paperback (books covered in notes) shelf.
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