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5.0 out of 5 stars
The best edition, 7 July 2014
I have read The Lord of the Rings every year since 1974 and have collected many editions. In my opinion this one is the best. The smoothest pages of any edition, (and not at fragile as the India paper editions), razor-sharp fonts, and the highest quality Alan Lee artwork set this edition apart from its predecessors. I would have liked to have seen the Ring inscription (in the chapter "The Shadow of the Past") in red, silver gilding (Tolkien was big on silver), and the transparent plastic slipcase is flimsy, but these are minor quibbles.