I hope I do not offend you by this, but in my opinion, EVERY version of The Lord of the Rings is a great keepsake after it's been read. Whether it is hardcover, paperback, 3 volumes in one, 3 seperate books, with or without a sleeve cover or box. Whether it stays beautiful and unscathed for over 50 years or falls apart within one week. As long as the letters don't water away, the books are great. (And in my opinion, the greatest honour that a writer can be done is for him/her to see that their books are in such a bad state because they have been read over and over and over again). :P
Originally Posted by -Adi
The Road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can.