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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography. 1987
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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography. 1987J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography
Humphrey Carpenter
Reissued Edition 1987
Unwin Paperbacks
ISBN 0049280708
Photographs by various
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.333-334

Includes a large number of previously unpublished extracts from letters, poems and other writings by JRRT together with a reproduction of a page from the manuscript of The Lord of the Rings.

Three impressions issued:

1st Impression 1987 – 5,000 copies printed
2nd Impression 1987
3rd Impression 1989

The 3rd Impression of this Unwin Paperbacks Edition has been seen with two different cover illustrations – the earlier (First) state features a photograph of Tolkien without a pipe, and the later (Second) state features a photograph of Tolkien smoking a pipe.

The (earlier) First State of the Third Impression is shown opposite.

Appendix C - The Published Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien is complete up to 1986.

The photographs included in this book vary - this edition contains 14.

A full list of the contents of this book will be added at a later date.

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