I'm looking to purchase the Lord of the Rings books, and maybe even the History of Middle Earth books along with any others some of you may recommend. I'm thinking about spending a little bit of extra money to purchase some special editions of these books so I can cherish and enjoy them for years to come, also to keep as a bright spot of my small but growing book collection.
If anyone has some recommendations, I'd be really excited to hear about them. I had purchased a hardcover of the Lord of the Rings (the whole story in one big hardcover) but gave it to a friend for a christmas gift one year. Not sure if those big editions are what I'm looking for though, I'd actually like to open and read them every now and then, not just have them for show.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thanks.