Lord of The Rings book boxset/collection advice

  • Deleted user 3 January 2014 13:27:43
    Hello, Im after a birthday present for my sister and I've decided on one of those snazzy LOTR book(s). Im guessing a gamer community is gonna contain a fair few LOTR's fans and so do any of you own such books or book sets?

    Im after the more elegant/classy looking one's (though not the stupidly expensive one's) and not those that have the movie prints on the covers. I've seen 2 sets on Amazon, the 50th anniversary which looks very nice although they don't seem to have the 3rd book in stock and the collectors edition set. There is also a single collectors edition book that encompasses the entire story as one.

    So do any of you own any of these or any others that you could reccomend as birthday present material?

  • drhcnip 3 Jan 2014 14:23:55 6,462 posts
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    whats your budget?

  • drhcnip 3 Jan 2014 14:35:39 6,462 posts
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  • Deleted user 3 January 2014 14:44:54
    The set in the first link looks incredible (out of my budget) but incredible..

    The Tolkien site actually have the full set of 50th anniversary collection so im pretty much set on that I think, thanks for the links.
  • drhcnip 3 Jan 2014 14:47:12 6,462 posts
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    no worries...
  • CrispyLog 3 Jan 2014 20:35:58 132 posts
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    I got the hardcover one illustrated by Alan Lee ( http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780261102309/The+Lord+of+the+Rings+ ) and it's beautiful with great paintings in it. Only problem is it's big and heavy so a bit of a ballache to read. It's more for decoration and my original cheap and knackered paperback set are for reading.

    One of the best presents I've got was a 100 year old hardback copy of A Tale of Two Cities, beautiful and full of history and was only like 20 !! If you can find an old and beautiful copy of LOTR for your sister you might be onto a winner. Think it was from http://www.abebooks.co.uk/ which has loads of old and classic books for sale.

    Also if you want to make it really special, make a bookmark. I cross-stitched a bookmark for my mum once and she thinks it's the best present she's ever had.
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