Very beautiful volume. However, as mentioned by other reviewers, it is not a leatherbound. Nowhere on the book, on its case or on the label attached to the shrink wrap by the publisher does it advertise itself to be leather. The label states the following: "50th Anniversary Edition / The Lord of the Rings / J.R.R. Tolkien / Finest edition ever offered, complete in one volume / Fully corrected, all new text setting / Color insert showing leaves from the Book of Mazarbul / Deluxe binding with two-color foil stamping / Gilded edges, ribbon bookmark / Two foldout two-color maps". If I had to choose, I would opt for the hardcover edition with full-color illustrations by Alan Lee: it is somewhat larger and more unwieldy, and it doesn't have gilded edges or a slip case, but the illustrations are beautiful. In any case, even without leather, this is a beautiful volume.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Image matches item.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not leather, but a beautiful volume nonetheless.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality.