Houghton Mifflin knows what Tolkien fans are like. We tend to bring a long a Tolkien book wherever we go. Having a The Hobbit or a The Lord of the Rings close-by gives us the opportunity to read the books whenever and wherever we wish. Most of us tend to carry around pocket paperbacks, that after several years have to be replaced.
For the fans, Houghton Mifflin has now created a set of books that should match our habit and turned our favorite books into a deluxe paperback set. In other words all four books set inside a leatherette cover.
The four-volume, deluxe pocket boxed set contains J.R.R. tolkien's epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King). Each book features a leatherette cover with stamped title and all four books.
If you do not plan to carry the books around, the books can be put in a leatherette bound box with gold foil stamping. All looking very good and makes a nice collection. So it will also turn out to be a set that will be picked up to give as a present. If you desire to give Tolkien books as a gift it is nice to be able to bring a set that also is comfortable to read.