I’ve been collecting Tolkien books since I was a young boy. It was in my darkened bedroom that I become the un-official 10th member of the Fellowship and stuck with them through thick and thin.
I still have that old trilogy box-set that my mum bought me back in 1997 except now it’s one of dozens of versions across different languages, editions and special editions. I do have a thought at the back of my mind to be buried with that particular set, although I’m now just happy for it to be on my bookshelves.
Unfortunately, I very much doubt I will ever afford the prices of the 1st Editions but there are always dreams, and the Euromillions lottery 🙂