First of all, (I don't know why Amazon have not cross linked the two editions, but), those wanting the leather bound "gift" edition can find it here - Shorter Morning and Evening Prayer (Divine Office)
. Although the one, on this present page, is described as paperback it has a vinyl cover, the smell of which should go after a while if not kept wrapped up.
When the first (vinyl covered) edition came out many years ago, this handy little version of the hours was a Godsend, compared to carrying around a larger version of LOTH. I liked it too because, although it missed a lot of the seasonal and sanctoral variable bits, (although this includes basic versions of these), it treated me as adult enough to be able to pray the full Morning, Evening and Night Prayers that clergy and monastics use. It also meant that usually if I visited the cathedral near my work, I had the text in front of me to be able to join in more fully. Even if the prayers were in Latin, it enabled me to follow in English as well.
These years later my original vinyl covered version, has lasted very well indeed, and is still in excellent condition, although I have treated myself to a copy of the new leather covered version which I like very much.
I have found the print consistently sharp, (which is sadly not always the case in some books these days). My only criticism is that the print is all black. If the publishers can see their way clear towards producing in black with red titles and rubrics, in the future, this would be wonderful and make for that little bit more quality.
Those wishing to also pray the mid-morning, noon and mid-afternoon prayers will probably also welcome the similarly sized "Prayer During The Day" Prayer During the Day: From the Liturgy of the Hours
, which I can also recommend and which I believe is only published as leather bound. Although produced by a different publisher, it is almost uniform to the leather edition of this volume.