This edition should be allowed to summon an extra star, because it's The Lord of the Freakin' Rings
, plus it's illustrated with 50 incredible paintings. As in, shiny art plates scattered throughout the book. They're exquisite, and they're an incredible help to someone like me, who has no ability to visualize. Which should earn this edition another extra star.
So -- seven stars for this edition of LOTR. The cover price was $60 when my husband bought it for me years and years ago. It's probably $450,000 now (plus tax and shipping). Buy it anyway. Do what you need to. Sell some family jewels. After all, if this story teaches you anything, it's that inherited jewelry is not
something you want to keep around the house.