Help me choose the "best" hardcover editions of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
November 1, 2011 1:37 AM Subscribe
Help me choose the "best" hardcover editions of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
and The Hobbit
posted by GlassHeart to writing & language (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I want to get the "best" single-volume hardcover edition of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
and also the "best" hardcover edition of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
. But I'm not sure which editions to get.
My "best edition" criteria is as follows (you may still recommend editions if they don't fully meet the criteria below -- I don't really expect any edition to meet all
of the criteria):
- Must be attractive
- Must be hardcover
- Must have few, or no, textual or grammatical errors
- Must have high-quality binding
- Must have high-quality paper
- Must have high-quality print
- Must not be abridged
You may recommend both in-print and out-of-print editions, but I'll let you know that I likely won't get any edition that typically sells for more than $100 USD.
Thank you kindly. I'm confident that you folks on MetaFilter will help me find editions that I'm fully content with.