Help me choose a new, hardback edition. What are your recent favorites?
I am so bummed! My mother's 1974 paperback edition is falling apart while I'm reading it to my daughter. I can't count how many times I have read this set and am thrilled that I've gotten to read it to her. We are reading "Scouring of the Shire" and every page is literally falling out as I turn it.
I would prefer an edition with Tolkien's own pictures, or even none at all, but I want to hear your recommendations. I know my daughter would love pictures.